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Angel Thompson

Angel Thompson

"It is a big tumor...it will require surgery...it is likely cancer...it is not a good prognosis." These are the things that strike fear in the heart of any parent. This is what we heard about our wonderful five year old daughter Angel on Monday after a visit to the ER and ensuing transfer. Last week she began having headaches and problems with her eyes going crossed. We had a few MD visits and were leaning toward vision problems. Thanks be to God for the wonderful staff at CMC-Northeast ER who caught the tumor and immediately arranged transfer to CMC-Main Levine Childrens Hospital. We have met with pediatric neurosurgeons and pediatric oncologists. The tumor is in the cerebellum exerting pressure on the brainstem with increased intracranial pressure. It is a large tumor with anticipated difficulty removing it. There is significant potential of complication associated with removal and most likely will result…


My Journal

It has been some time since our last update. We have been focused on trying to move forward without too much attention to cancer or the uncertainty that is always present. Our thoughts and prayers go out to some of Angel's friends who are now dealing with the news their cancer has returned. Our thoughts and prayers also go out to friends dealing with the cancer life because of new diagnosis.Angel has been doing well. She has been giving a lot of thought to the eye surgery th...at is inevitable because of the treatment and will likely do it in the spring/summer. We have had some concerns related to the eyes and headaches; however, they are nothing to create worry.Last year, Angel went to a one year cycle of MRIs instead of the more frequent schedules of 3 months and 6 months she had…