I found out today that my daughter has been diagnosed with very aggressive grade 4 brain cancer. She is only 4 years old, and will be 5 in January. My heart is just broken, everything keeps just getting worse and worse. She had a seizure about a month and a half ago ago, found the tumor on the 17th, two brain hemorrhages,brain surgery last Wednesday to have to mass taken out, and now we found out today that its astrocytoma grade IV aka GBM......it has a very poor prognosis.
I am so very overwhelmed, i don't know what i am supposed to tell my DD. I have to tell her something, she knows that something is going on. How do i explain the radiation? She has to go to the hospital every weekday for 6 weeks, be sedated and exposed to radiation for an hour. She has to go have a port put in this week, how do i explain to her that she is recovering AMAZINGLY well from the surgery, and that even though she doesn't feel sick, that she will feel VERY sick in a few weeks, and will have to miss her birthday, and that it is all to make her be healthy???
I'm so lost.......i don't know what to do. :(