Thursday, October 6, 2011

Worst Update Yet

Today, an MRI of Isabella showed the tumor is bleeding in her brain. On top of that the tumor has grown and together this is causing severe pressure on her brain. This pressure manifested itself over the last couple of days with Isabella having headaches and losing the ability to speak. We are currently back in the hospital (NYU Medical Center) where they are administering steroids to try to relieve the pressure. At this point, they are just trying to make her comfortable and watching her to see how she reacts to the steroids.

Right now, we have no idea if and when we'll be able to take Isabella home. This has hit Julianne and me pretty hard, since it came on all of a sudden over the last couple days. They haven't pulled all treatments off the table yet, but we think we're getting pretty close to that point. We are making plans for last rites. We are also limiting visitors, so please don't feel slighted if you can't visit. We're trying to do what's best for Isabella.


  1. Praying for you and your family!

  2. I know that all of Marvin prays for amazing, beautiful Isabella tonight. Sending love to her and her wonderful family.

  3. Thinking about you all the time. Sending love and prayers.


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