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hi nmm2112 - in our case, our 7 month old dd has brain cancer. i was surprised that there wasn't a support thread already in existence for kids w/ cancer on the special needs forum. i guess (i hope) that means that not very many MDC'ers are dealing with cancer in their kiddos.
anyway, i'm sure there are other websites/forums that provide parent to parent support for both leukemia and brain cancer, but i wanted to start my search for support here on MDC. so, even though i am NOT glad that either of us is dealing with babes with cancer, i AM glad to have found your post. perhaps we can be of support to one another.
this whole mess has all unfolded over the past three weeks, so everything is very new and very uncertain for us. i have so many unanswered questions. right now i am focused on trying to figure out which parts of our lives can remain more or less intact (jobs, daycare, social gatherings, etc) and which ones are changed forever. how do we help our 4 year old ds understand and cope with all the changes? we are looking at frequent hospitalizations over the better part of a year (assuming she survives that long and responds to the chemo). she has been so healthy and it is still so unbelievable.
sending virtual hugs and good vibes to you and your little one. ~isis
Mama to my talkaholic DS (Oct 2003) and my climbaholic DD (May 2007).