Monday, August 23, 2010

A serious post - because my friend needs your help

I don't often write serious posts. But I am today. Because my friend needs everyone's help and support.

Her name is Amy Goss. She's my friend and coworker in the nursery (for those of you who don't know, I work in a birth center delivering babies). She's 25, was married this past February and is 6 weeks pregnant.

And she was just diagnosed with brain cancer.

Yes, brain cancer.

She never had any symptoms. Last Monday at work, she had just gotten back from a delivery. She was in the nursery, standing by a warmer bed. She then dropped to the floor and had a 2 minute grand mal seizure with posturing (which is not good), and turned blue. A code was called and she was rushed to the ER where she was given Valium and other meds to control the seizure. A CT scan reviled a tumor in her left frontal lobe, behind her left eye. An MRI showed a malignant brain tumor twice the size of what the CT showed.

Tomorrow (Tuesday), she is going to University Hospital in Denver to meet with a neurosurgeon and a neuro oncologist. She WILL be having brain sugery to remove as much of the tumor as possible, followed by chemo and radiation.

What I'm asking for is for you to keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Send a link to this, or her blog to anyone you can. If you have time, leave a comment on her guestbook.
We will probably be setting up a donation page, if anyone is interested. Even with insurance, her medical bills will be tens of thousands at best.

My coworkers and I will be selling grey wrist bands for brain cancer awareness - with ALL procedes going to Amy and her family.

Again, please check out her blog, and keep her in your prayers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hi.. just dropping by here... have a nice day!