Y'all know if I ever just kinda vanish, something is going on.
By the time you guys read this Kayla will be well into her surgery.
Earlier this year Kayla KEPT getting sick. I thought she kept catching a cold. Just treated her at home. Nothing out of the ordinary. No red flags.
A month or so passed and she was still all congested. Ok. I took her to the dr and they said she had a sinus infection and gave her antiobiotics. Cool. Again, NO RED FLAGS.
Another month or so went by and she was STILL stuffy and congested. Took her BACK to the dr and they put her on steroids, they said something and I honestly can't remember what it was, but she took the medicine as directed. Again. No red flags.
Well a few weeks later after she finished all her meds, she was STILL stuffy and congested. I told Tony maybe she has some kind of allergies. So we took her to have an allergy test done. That test showed something (I can't really remember, we have seen so many doctors that a LOT of it just runs together) and this dr sent us to an ENT. Ok cool.
The ENT couldn't see the way he needed to so he sent us to have a MRI/CAT scan done.
That brings us to today.
The black part that you see is air. It's supposed to be air (black) on both sides. The white that you see is a mass/blockage that is pressing against her eye, optic nerve and the top part of her brain. They have to go in and take all of that white part out. If you look at some of her pictures you can see her right eye kinda protrudes out more than her left. All of this is on the right side of her face.
A few things to note:
- She isn't in ANY pain.
- She can't smell unless its something REALLY, REALLY strong and I mean REALLY strong.
- She does have frequent headaches.
- Her vision is fine. EVERY NOW AND THEN things get a LITTLE blurry but nothing to be concerned about.
- She is STILL getting on my nerves and being a typical teenager sooooo, yeah she straight lol
When the dr first showed me the scans I was floored. I think I kinda blacked out because I wasn't expecting that. At all. I don't know what I was expecting, but this certainly wasn't it.
I instantly did what I know to do. Pray. Then I called Tony and told him what was going on. We left and had lunch at Chick fila.
A couple days later I had a total melt down. When I say total, I mean TOTAL. It's the momma in me. My child isn't 100% and that caused me GREAT concern. I was actually afraid.
I called up my prayer peeps, we prayed and I meannnnnnnnnnnnnnnn we prayeddddddddddddddddd. When we went to see the specalist, it felt like God had wrapped me in his arms. I had peace, Kayla was being goofy and the dr's explained EVERYTHING to me. He was wonderful. He explained it to me where it made sense. He remembered I'm just a mom who wants her kid healthy. I loved that.
I think I was more afraid of the unknown. Once I talked to the dr and actually understood the process of what was going to happen, the risks, the success rate and how to take care of her after the surgery I was GOOD...We left and had lunch at Chick Fila lol
So we are expecting the surgery to go well and as planned and for Kayla to have a full and speedy recovery and to start 2014 Healthy and Happy.
A LOT of you have been reading my blog since I started WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY back in 2005. You all have watched my children grow up. Y'all have watched my family go through some good and some not so good times. I wanted to let you all know what was going on with this middle child of mine :)
I'll leave you with one of my favorite recent pictures of her :)