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Friday, June 3, 2011

June 3, 2011

I've stared at these many of times wondering how could this happen, but the Lord only knows why these things happen. I just pray our journey is not so harsh on my baby.
Today I got a call from the neuro oncologist nurse saying that the results were in and the doctor wanted to meet with us on Monday.  Monday, are you serious! Ive been waiting patiently for two weeks.  I asked her to please have the doctor call us and at least give us a diagnosis over the phone.  We can't agonize all weekend thinking of "what it could be" anymore.
Anyways, he did call and told us the tumor is malignant and it's called a ganglioglioma which is rare especially because of the location of it.  That he would like to discuss treatments next week because he would like to do more research.
We feel better now that we have a diagnosis and now we prepare for what's to come with faith and courage we will fight.

Life is a journey filled with lessons, hardships, heartaches, joys, celebrations and special moments that will ultimately lead us to our destination, our purpose in life. The road will not always be smooth; in fact, throughout our travels, we will encounter many challenges.

Some of these challenges will test our courage, strengths, weaknesses, and faith. Along the way, we may stumble upon obstacles that will come between the paths that we are destined to take. In order to follow the right path, we must overcome these obstacles. Sometimes these obstacles are really blessings in disguise, only we don't realize that at the time. 


Denise said...

Mass, I don't even know what to say. Just know that I am praying for Kassidy and for the rest of the family.

Angie said...

You guys don't know us very well but Kenzee started playing with Xtreme last fall. At the scrimmage game, my husband told me that Kassidy was there but not playing. Not understanding the reason why, I asked alot of questions. Thank you for the blog. What a whirlwind 2 weeks you have had! Your family sounds like an amazingly strong family. Please know that although we may not like what we are handed, the Lord knows our strengths! Kassidy is a chosen person and this trial, although horrible will become a blessing. The Lord gives us nothing we cannot endure! You and your family are under his watchful care. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

topita said...

Vamos a salir de esta Machi, ya veras!! Una piedra mas en el camino pero aun de pie y a punta de lucha. Yo se que mi tiita de donde quiera que este nos esta iluminando y dando fuerzas, pq de esta salimos. Kass es una nena fuerte, ella tiene la voluntad y nosotros seremos su motor de impulso. Hay pruebas que las vida nos pone, sin saber el pq, solo depende de nosotros levantarnos, sacudirnos y continuar. Yo tengo fe en mi nena, que por mas dificil que sea va a salir victoriosa. Love u guys.

Heidi said...

Mass, Ron called me yesterday and gave me the news. Praying for God to have His loving, protective arms around Kass at this time and that He will provide comfort and strength for you, Ryan and Kyle to persevere through this journey. If I know anything about the Merritts, I know that you are a crazy family of fighters! Praying for wisdom for your doctors and healing from God, the ultimate physician afterall! We love you're not alone in this. Heidi