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Friday, December 9, 2011
Update on Saoirse
Hi All. Saoirse has been very sick with a swollen liver for the past few weeks. Confirmed by an MIBG test today the neuroblastoma has attacked her liver. She was immediately planned for and started radiation to her liver this afternoon. She did not have to be sedated for the radiation or planning :) She is so swollen and sore that it must hurt to move a lot.. she gets very uncomfortable when touched or moved. Sometimes she wants to lay on her back, she either sleeps or watches tv. Most of the time she wants to lay on her stomach and knees. more her chest. It seems to relieve pressure from her liver being so swollen. This causes her organs to be squished a bit.. We have her on some good pain medication. We are hoping the radiation starts working immediately.. this will bring her some relief. She is also on medications to help release the excess fluids peeing them out. Her radiation oncologist thinks it should start working pretty fast, based on her last response to radiation to her skull, which was good. this is so stressful.. I hate seeing her in such discomfort and she wants to play, talk and have fun. it hurts me to watch this, and on top of her discomfort from a swollen liver, she is now dealing with side effects to radiation to the liver. nausea, vomiting and all kinds of internal issues such as retaining excess fluids, lack of adrenal glands and low platelets. She stays tough. She stairs at my eyes .. her eyes are scared and confused. deeply. then she focus on what ever is on tv. we are always playing her favorite shows.