Susan McKeil Sue McKeil

First post: Feb 17, 2017 Latest post: Apr 5, 2017
Our mother, Sue, has been battling melanoma since July 2015.  In August of 2016, the cancer returned in the lymph nodes of her right groin.  They removed the lymph nodes and of the 15 they removed they only found cancer in one and it was contained.  They also did a MRI on Mom's brain in October 2016 and everything was clear.  We thought we were on easy street and that she was cured.  Monday night, Mom had two seizures while home alone.    Richard found her at 7pm and she was rushed to the hospital.  She is now at EMMC in Room 408B.  The most recent MRI shows that the melanoma has metastasized to her brain and is aggressive.  She has many lesions and one large one on the right side of her brain.  She will undergo radiation for the next 10 days to  help relieve pressure and, hopefully, shrink the tumors.  There is no cure and we don't know how long she has as it depends on the aggressiveness of the tumor.  We asked her if she is scared and she said, "no, I'm at a loss of how to feel."  We know she wants to see our Dad again so we feel she finds comfort in that.  She is alert, in and out of sleep, and aware how much everyone cares.  We will post updates when there are changes or funny stories.  Kelly, Richard & Liz

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