Kayla came through the surgery fine. At this point, they haven't given any information about what they found and how it was to remove. She is up on her ward now , experiencing much discomfort, but has the machine to press the button for pain relief. She was very groggy, as usual after anesthiesia. The surgeons must have had an angel watching over them. Thanks to her mom Addie for keeping us informed.
Yesterday evening we had a call from our niece Kayla and her mom. Just in time for Christmas, her last CT scan revealed a new lesion had appeared on her lung and had grown quite rapidly. So Tomorrow, Kayla will be undergoing surgery to remove it. She will be in hospital for about a week. If her recovery is very good, she may get released on Christmas day. So fingers crossed that all goes as well as the similar surgery that she underwent in September. If indeed she must remain in hospital for Christmas, then I trust that the wonderful people at the hospital will do their best to make it a special day for her and all the other young patients at the Stollery. She has worked so hard to beat the cancer, and each battle that arises, she comes out valiant.
On a happy note, last week her mom wrote that Kayla's poetry was going to be published in a book regarding children's cancer. I eagerly await my copy. Kayla's dream is to be a writer. She is very talented in this area and this news was a joy to hear.
Another dream that she expressed to me when she first had her leg removed, was that she wanted to learn to swim again. Well as you see by this photo taken in August, she has realized that dream and goal also. Kayla may have cancer, but she continues to strive to make her dreams come true, and that she is doing!
My dream is that she goes into remission and stays there! Just as Kayla signals in this photo with old Churchill's "V" that she is victorious in attaining her goal of swimming again, she will hold that hand high and claim victory over her battle with cancer for good.
If you wish to leave a comment, I will forward them to the hospital on Friday morning. By then she will be recovered from the anaesthesia and ready to receive some cheer. The kind encouragement she gets from the Blog community always overwhelms her, and reaLly does make a difference to her spirits.
This post will stand untill she comes home!
Fight hard Kayla!