Sunday, March 21, 2010

{And the princess waits...

This is an update from Friday until today...

Friday: Just before the 4 hour MRI

In the ambulance that took Reese to the jetway....because of the snow she was flown to Mayo Clinic in a jet instead of a helicopter.
Reese being a little pickle!
Going to the Mayo clinic for further tests. Still there were no answers. So many people were and continue to pray for Reese from around the world!

Arriving on a jet at Mayo Clinic on Friday evening

Candi posted this on her facebook on Saturday morning:
We have had a busy morning meeting all new drs and specialists. Right now she is in the PICU (pediatric intensive care unit) but they are moving her to another room because she is stable. They are just reviewing tests and results from Blank today and making lists of new ones so they can... do all the blood and spinal tap work in one shot. She will be seeing tropical disease specialists, peds sleep specialists, peds neurologists, infectious disease To name a few.

Later on Saturday Candi said that they had found a mass in the center of Reese's brain. This was something that Blank Hospital did see, but did not think it was the cause. Candi and Ryan continue to be positive throught all of this and they know being at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota is the best place for Reese to receive treatment right now. Ryan also posted that they would do another spinal tap to determine what type of mass they are dealing with. They both expressed that they were glad to know what the problem is and would continue to pray for the best outcome.

Reese did go in for the spinal tap last night and now as it is Sunday afternoon they are waiting for the results. They also did another blood test this afternoon which will confirm the outcome of the spinal tap. The family is all together now in Minnesota as they wait to hear from the doctors and specialists. Please continue to pray for Reese. She is such a light in all of our lives!

For those of you who have asked Reese's address at the hospital it is:
Mayo Clinic
St Marys Hospital
1216 Second Street SW
Rochester, Minnesota. 55902
Attn: Reese Ladwig

"Words can't really describe how amazing it feels to see all the love, support & prayers that have been sent Reese's way. Thank you from the very bottom of my heart! It really, really does help to see all your heartfelt comments of couragement. They DO make a difference and are helping us through these tough days. "

{Ryan posted this on his Facebook on Saturday night}

I will post more updates as I hear from Candi and Ryan...


3 friends had to say...:

Marion said...

I, for one, am so glad that you, Kim are relaying all of this for us. I don't do facebook - don't know how to - so I really appreciate this. We're all praying and hoping that they get this puzzle solved and get to work on fixing it! Its amazing that Blank didn't recognize what might have been the solution when they found it! Reesey seems to still be a happy camper. You are so lucky that shes a good little patient

The Edsens said...

We didn't even realize Reese had been ill until I spoke with Lori on Wednesday night! We are thinking of Reese & your family - it will be nice to get some answers so you can get a plan of action. It always makes me feel better if I have a plan! Let us know if you need any help in Des Moines while you are away.

Shelley Haganman said...

Thanks for the update! I am continuing to keep this family in my prayers! I am off to send a card to little Reesey!