Tuesday, November 24, 2009

It's Not Cancer. Yea!

Thank you everyone for your prayers for my sweetie.  BUT I just got a call a few minutes ago from Izzie's neurologist.  The tumor under her tongue is benign.  I feel sooo relieved.  It's a good reminder that our eyes can sometimes mislead us and jumping to conclusions before the data are in is never good.  I'm grateful though for all of your wonderful concern.

Today Izzie was rebelling against my picking her up to get on and off the couch.  If I say "mommy help" she runs away from me as fast as she can go.  She has also decided to sit on the back cushions of the sofa.  Something she hasn't done in years.  Her back leg still doesn't function well though.

My friend David, from California, suggested that I give her Vitamin D-3 and for the last two days, I've given her some.  It can only help.  David's friend, who is developing Alzheimer's, accidently took 5 x 5000 IU of D-3 a few weeks ago and her ability to do complex tasks improved dramatically and quickly.  She normally takes 5 x 400 IU a day.  This led us to doing some research on the web as to the safety of such a large dose.  25,000 IU is still well within the safe amount, if not taken at that level every day.  Anyway, it's good for bones and muscles so David and I decided that Izzie should start taking 5000 IU to see if it would improve her back since we didn't think surgery would be an option.  I will continue her on it until she goes in on Friday morning.

Again, thank you all for your prayers for both of us.

8 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

What good news for you and Izzie, Amelia! I rejoice with you. I hope that the vitamin works.

motheramelia said...

I hope the surgery works. It's very expensive, but if I can have Izzie around a for a few more years it's worth it. if she doesn't have the surgery she's likely to loose the feeling in both legs and drag them around and become incontinent and all that and would have to be put down. Mimi, I'm so glad your surgery went well. It's great to see clearly again, isn't it.

Grandmère Mimi said...

I hope that all goes well with Izzie's surgery.

As for the cataracts, as everyone said, I didn't know how bad off I was, until I could see again. White is so white!

motheramelia said...

I was surprised at how much healthier the anchors on the tv news looked. Also I discovered that some things I though were blue-green were really pure blue and reds that I thought were on the orange side were not. Amazing.

Rick+ said...

     Oh, what good news! This has been an uplifting end to a tough day. Thank you. Squeeze Izzie (gently)!

Brian R said...

What wonderful news.

motheramelia said...

This morning she's quite sassy, although she liked the gentle hugs and snuggles. I think the vitamin D is helping. Also she's still take pain meds. Thanks for your concerns.

whiteycat4104 said...

Yea! for you and Izzie. Prayers for a successful surgery.