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Old 02-03-2012, 01:05 PM
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Default Need vibes. Filling you guys in.

Hi all it's Matt, typing for Julia,
I'm not sure if she filled everyone in and on what yet, so I'll start from the beginning.
On January 20th, Julia gave birth to our happy, healthy, perfect baby boy, Carter Matthew, weighing 8lbs 10 oz. Everything is great where he's concerned. He sleeps 5-6 hours at a time, only cries when he's hungry and is (I'm being completely unbiased here) far cuter than any baby ever born in the history of the universe.
Unfortunately, shortly after delivery Julia suffered a seizure. CT and MRI found a brain tumour, though they were comfortable discharging her to home after a few days stay with an appointment to follow up with the Neurosurgeon.
Things were looking fairly good, but after shortly longer than a week at home, she began having severe headaches that weren't responding to T3's. I brought her into Emerg on Thursday morning and after consulting with the Neurosurgeon she was transferred via CCTU to Kingston and admitted.
We have seen the Neurosurgeon and at this point she will likely be going into surgery today or tomorrow to have a large portion of the tumour removed and biopsied to both relieve some of the increased pressure in her head, help with symptoms and allow them to develop a treatment plan. We'll know more by Monday, but certainly things are as serious as well, brain surgery.
Julia is coping extremely well. She's strong, positive and focused on the baby. She wanted to fill everyone in, but right now speaking and writing are difficult for her as the tumour is in the L-temporal lobe, the part of the brain the controls speech and language. She will however try to read any replies when she can.

Edit for a tiny addition from Julia: I appreciate if you guys could send along vibes and think of happy thoughts for me. I'll try to either think as positive as possible. I'd appreciate if you guys could send good vibes for me.

Julia: Mom to Sierra (adorable mutt - Basset x Cattledog is our best guess these days) Buddy (noisy but awesome DSH tabby cat) and Carter (adorable human baby) RIP Nya 1994(?) - 2010

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Old 02-03-2012, 01:08 PM
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Oh my god. Super (((((hugs)))))) and *****vibes***** for you guys. I don't even know what else to say....I'll be thinking of you tomorrow Nilla.

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Old 02-03-2012, 01:09 PM
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Oh goodness I am so sorry you guys are going through this. She'll definitely be in my thoughts.

Let me know if there's anything I can do, I'm not terribly far from Kingston.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:10 PM
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Oh my god *hugs* Positive thoughts and vibes for your family. She is a strong woman and I'm sure she will recover fantastically so she can be the amazing mother we know she is meant to be!
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:12 PM
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Oh goodness. Lots of prayers for Julia and the family. lots and lots and lots of prayers.

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Old 02-03-2012, 01:13 PM
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Best of luck and many get well vibes for Julia. (((Hugs))) for all of you. Our thoughts are with you!
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:16 PM
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Oh God... I am so sorry this is happening.
I am in tears over this.
Prayers for Julia and her family. ***VIBES*** and (((HUGS)))
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:20 PM
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Oh gosh. ((((HUGS)))) to her (and you). Postitive vibes to her - as well as get well soon vibes!

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Old 02-03-2012, 01:21 PM
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OH MY, Im sending my love and every prayer and positive vibe and thought towards you guys right now.

Good luck during the surgery. I hope recovery will be fast. And yes, your baby boy is the most beautiful thing ever.

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Old 02-03-2012, 01:23 PM
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Your family has all the thoughts, prayers and well-wishes I can muster.
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