Sheryl’s Story

Site created on April 22, 2018

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.

Dear Family and Friends,

As some of you know, Sheryl has not been feeling herself for at least six months. Most of us moms naturally feel run down and tired with juggling kids and LIFE. Sheryl thought the way she felt attributed to chasing Toma around, work and just day to day stress.

As some time went on, Sheryl's fatigue became severe.  She also began to experience headaches. In the last couple of months, these  headaches became so debilitating that she could not function. Sheryl finally decided to do a process of elimination to find a solution to what was going on.

After a trip to her family doctor, a dentist, eye doctor and bloodwork with no answers, Dr. Matt Grbich ordered an MRI on Wednesday April 18th. Sheryl got her results on Thursday, 
and she was immediately scheduled to see Neurosurgeon Dr. Wade Mueller at Froedtert Hospital. 

On Friday, April 20th, Sheryl was diagnosed with a brain tumor on her right frontal lobe.  She was admitted into the Neuro Intensive Care Unit on Saturday, April 21st to prepare her for her surgery on Monday, April 23rd.  

Sheryl and Matt were scheduled to leave for Hawaii this Tuesday, but instead she thought having brain surgery would much more interesting! 

Each and every one of you are very important to her and so she asked that we create this so that we can keep everyone updated.  As you can imagine, this all happened so fast and she is still processing everything. 
Sheryl is in good spirits and is super positive. 

We will keep you up to date on this site,  so that her and Matt have the time and energy focused on their health, the boys and Sheryl's recovery. 

Stay tuned....

Newest Update

Journal entry by Joanna Galanis

Sheryl has made it home for recovery again.

The culture of the bacterial infection came back and they have sent her home with a PICC line to deliver antiobiotics (a small tube placed in a vein in the arm). She will have this in for about 6 weeks. 

Sheryl feels a little more tired this time around. She is going to truly try to lay low, rest and just focus on healing. 

She is so so grateful to everyone that continues to pray for her and her family during this time and her journey through recovery.

Thank you to all of you near and far for helping Sheryl, her family and myself through this time.

"Oh LORD my GOD,
 I cried out to YOU,
and you healed me."

-Psalms 30:2 🙏🏻
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