Okay guys, we need some serious prayers and positive energy for this precious little darling, Madison Williams.
Maddie (2 yrs) is an adorable identical twin girl…here with her sis and BFF, Abbie.
Her mom, Stephanie (far left) is one of my friends in my “local area Texas Multi Mamas group” that I am a part of.
This past Monday, Steph took the girls to have their flu shots at their pediatrician's office. Maddie had some diarrhea (nothing crazy, no temperature) and told her Mommy that her tummy hurt. When Stephanie began to feel around Maddie's belly, she felt a knot to the right of her belly button and thought that she might have some type of obstruction. So, when the girls went for their flu shots... Steph brought this up to the Pedi.
Tuesday, sweet little Maddie had a CT scan which revealed the tumor, close to her spine.
Wednesday, Maddie had an MRI which confirmed the Neuroblastoma. Good news is that they caught it extremely early!
She will be having surgery next Tuesday morning- October 25, to remove the mass. They will not know the stage of the cancer (if it has spread to the lymph nodes or other organs), until after her surgery next week.
PLEASE BE PRAYING!
and go send them your love at their Caring Bridge Site:
Stephanie believes that it is nothing short of a miracle that Madison had become somewhat dehydrated from the diarrhea and had lost some weight----making it possible for her to feel the mass in her baby girl’s abdomen so early in this process. (divine intervention)
These past couple of days have been an absolute nightmare and whirlwind of emotions. Steph has lots of family and friends surrounding her and supporting her right now. I just cannot imagine and have not been able to stop thinking about Steph (as a Mommy) and what she is going through.
We joined them last night at Chuck-E-Cheese to have some fun and to show our support for the little princess! At one point, Steph and I were standing together, staring at our identicals (who were never more than 2 inches away from each other the entire evening), talking about how strong the bond is between two kids who share the exact same DNA……………
and I just cannot even begin to imagine…………….