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Posted: 30 July 2011 09:19 AM   [ Ignore ]
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My little niece Willa turns 1 year old in 10 days.  Yesterday, she had brain surgery for a tumor.  Pathology isn’t back yet, but based on what they’ve seen they think it was malignant and she might need chemo.  We’ll know more later.  By the way, she is an only child.  Her parents are 46 now and tried for 15 years just to conceive her.

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Posted: 30 July 2011 10:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Oh my Bebe.  There is nothing to say really at this point but for sure she, and her parents will have my attention.

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Posted: 30 July 2011 05:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Bebe
Cancers thrive in an acidic evironment.
Give the child food to make her body more akaline.
this should hold the cancer back and may even throw it into remission.

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Posted: 30 July 2011 06:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Bebe, I’m so sorry. You, your niece and your family will be in my thoughts. downer

Sharruma - 30 July 2011 09:54 PM

Bebe
Cancers thrive in an acidic evironment.
Give the child food to make her body more akaline.
this should hold the cancer back and may even throw it into remission.

Sorry, but that’s BS.

See here, here and especially here.

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Posted: 30 July 2011 06:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Madmouse - 30 July 2011 10:09 PM

Bebe, I’m so sorry. You, your niece and your family will be in my thoughts. downer

Sharruma - 30 July 2011 09:54 PM

Bebe
Cancers thrive in an acidic evironment.
Give the child food to make her body more akaline.
this should hold the cancer back and may even throw it into remission.

Sorry, but that’s BS.

See here, here and especially here.

Looks like you might be right mouse.
I had a good look around the net and found a lot of sites (other than the ones you listed)
denoucing the diet.
I’d only just heard about this akaline thingy myself and I guess I fell for it.
Mainly it’s because I hate the idea of a 1 year old having chemo and was trying to come up with alternatives.
chemo has less that a 1 percent success rate (0.8 last I looked)
and for a 1 year old the amount of radiation involved could be even more dire.

I hope you find something that works Bebe.
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Posted: 30 July 2011 10:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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downer I hope that it turns out that the tumour wasn’t malignant.  If it is, then I hope that she will make a full and speedy recovery.

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Posted: 31 July 2011 06:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I shall keep praying.

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Posted: 31 July 2011 11:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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She is doing well.  The tumor was malignant, but they think they got it all.  Still, she will have to undergo chemotherapy as is protocol.  She will be in ICU for about a week, so she should be home for her first birthday.  Thanks for everything.  I believe positive thoughts help shape positive outcomes.

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Posted: 31 July 2011 11:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Try to get some rest if you can. It sounds like a good time to catch up on any lost sleep.

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Posted: 31 July 2011 01:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I’m glad to hear that her surgery went well! *hugs*

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Posted: 31 July 2011 08:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Sharruma - 30 July 2011 10:48 PM

  Mainly it’s because I hate the idea of a 1 year old having chemo and was trying to come up with alternatives.
chemo has less that a 1 percent success rate (0.8 last I looked)
and for a 1 year old the amount of radiation involved could be even more dire.

I hope you find something that works Bebe.
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Fortunately, it sounds like the chemo is simply a protocol of precaution, and that the surgery did the job.  I think they always use chemo and/or radiation to help insure every little molecule of cancer is killed even when surgery has done its job.  They said that radiation was the treatment of choice, but you can’t do radiation on a person under three years of age (at least with her type of cancer). 

You don’t know how much it mean to me and my family to know that people all over the world care enough to .... well… care.

Much love to you all.  We are all sleeping better and feeling more at ease as the prognosis is very good even though the little tyke is going to have some sickness due to chemo for awhile.  Daddy will have the opportunity to walk his perfectly health daughter down the aisle some day, and that’s all that matters now.

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Posted: 31 July 2011 08:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Glad to hear the surgery went well, Bebe. I will keep her, her family and you in my thoughts.

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