Today was just an okay day. We got good news in that Ashley's bloodwork indicated an elevated alpha protein indicative of "hepatomablastoma" cancer... (again if it is cancer as only the biopsy pathology results provide certainty).
Ashley has had several vommiting episodes today and seems very tired. She seems to want Mommy a lot. We've made 2 calls to the Oncologist/hemotologist and they begin to get concerned if the vomiting turns green. For now my gut thinks her vomiting is unrelated to the tumor. Rather that damn tumor is so big (6 cm or 3 in.) it pushes against her stomach. When she's lifted or any weight is pressed upon her belly in just the right place, extra pressure causes her to vomit. And if she's overeating (which she does each time she nurses in her sleep) it certainly causes some vomit. But its NOT GREEN! - A good sign.
The surgeon called tonight and we're scheduled for Surgery Friday morning around 11 am. We'll be admitted to Childrens.
We are so moved by the outpouring of support for our family. So many of you are organizing food, childcare and just good thoughts! We need this so much and it means so much to hear your blog posts. Keep posting. We'll keep posting too. We love our baby so much.