Apr 15, 2016 Latest post:
Jun 15, 2016
Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.Mom was diagnosed with Carcinoid cancer (AKA Neuroendicrine/NET Cancer) in August 2015 after approximately 15 years of various symptoms and misdiagnosis.
Since August mom has had 3 majors surgeries. The last of which was done at UAB in January 2016 where the surgeon was not able to do anything to help her. There is a blockage in the small intestine made up of cancer, and scar tissue that has tethered around a large portion of the small intestines and described as hard "like concrete and matted together mass." We also found out in February, that the 5 treatments she had since November were not helpful as the cancer had grown 25%. Mom has had difficulty bouncing back after her last surgery. She is such a fighter!