Wednesday, July 03, 2013
I don't know if any of you remember from previous posts a long time ago. My niece, Becky, had a brain tumor and we weren't sure what the prognosis would be.
She had radiation zeroing in on the tumor. She will always be deaf in her left ear, her left eyelid won't work on it's own. The eyelid always stays open. She has eye drops for dryness of the eye, can manually close her eyelid or wear her eye patch.
The left side of her mouth will always droop down a little, but you wouldn't know that unless you knew her.
The GOOD NEWS is that she just had her 6-month follow-up and the tumor has shrunken. She will be going every 6 months for follow-up to see if it keeps shrinking. It won't change her conditions because the nerves are destroyed, but I'm hoping the tumor keeps shrinking. Right now, there will be no new radiation as the course of treatment she had is supposed to keep working on that area.
Thank you to all.