Jasmine, after her three years of struggling with osteosarcoma, is giving up her leg. Tomorrow morning, her leg will be amputated.
After a snafu delayed the physical therapy after her first surgery, she never could bend the knee properly, so an articulated prosthetic seems like a positive alternative.
If you are a prayer, please do so...
On September 12th, her mother posted this:
Hello Everyone,And Tuesday:
We have some news to share with everyone. Jasmine is having surgery in about three weeks. She fell a week ago at school and landed on her left hip. She stayed off of it for a week and when she tried to start walking on it again she was in extreme pain. We had to take her back down to MD Anderson and have her x-rays redone. Dr. Lewis said that she bruised her hip and her bone. Jasmine had a hematoma on the back of her thigh and she had a lot of swelling in the knee and a lot of fluid collection. She also had some fluid in her ankle. About the surgery. Jasmine has decided to go ahead and amputate her leg. She will have a full amputation done. She will meet with the doctor about getting a prosthetic leg. She has thought about this for awhile an it hasn't been an easy decision for her to make. Her and Dr. Lewis agree that in the long run it will be better for her. We still do not know why her leg gave out when she fell. But, she will be undergoing surgery for this in about three weeks. We will of course update and put more on here. We have some other appointments to do and will update as we learn more.
Take care and God Bless you all!
Hello Everyone~I am heartsick over this.
Jasmine's surgery is this Thursday, we are not sure of a time yet. We will find out Wednesday. We are headed down to Houston on Wednesday for her surgery. We will probably have to be at MD Anderson by 6am. They usually do pediatrics early. That way they don't get to nervous and have time to get in and out of surgery. We will have to laptop with us so we can update as soon as she is in a room and doing okay. Thanks for all the continuers prayers.
ETA: Last I heard is that Jasmine came through the surgery OK. Heather has not yet updated at Caring Bridge.