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Please hold my hand. Baby has cancer

(395 Posts)

Thread title says it all.

One week ago I mentioned to dh (a doc) that dd 14 months had a tight tummy. He examined her, felt a lump. We went in to a & e, had a scan, they saw lump 13.5 cm across.

We've been referred to GOSH and they are amazing. Poor baby has had to endure scans, GAs, tests galore.

Latest is that it's either hepatoblastoma or germ cell tumour. CT scan on Monday to see if it's spread to the lungs. She has a central line in now so will start chemo within a week or so.

We have absolutely amazing friends and the support of our faith (we are Catholic) but it's like a completely weird dream. Our world has come crashing down.

We have four older children too (12, 10, 8 and 4).

Btw I'm a long term MNer but have name changed because I've got a one track mind now.

Lifeisontheup Sat 22-Dec-12 12:20:52

Will add Beatrice and all of your family to my prayers. God Bless.

Duritzfan Sat 22-Dec-12 12:22:13

Sending all my love and wishes for a speedy recovery
So sorry. Must be hell for you all sad

Welovecouscous Sat 22-Dec-12 12:26:56

So very sorry you are going through this. I am so glad Beatrice has such loving parents and siblings.

All our love and definitely here for hand holding.


D0G Sat 22-Dec-12 12:30:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MaryBS Sat 22-Dec-12 12:35:41

Praying for Beatrice xxx

BornInACrossFireHurricane Sat 22-Dec-12 12:35:58

Thinking of you all x

MammyKaz Sat 22-Dec-12 14:17:32

I'll light a candle for Beatrice & keep you all in our prayers. Sending you strength too x

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Sat 22-Dec-12 14:28:43

It is such a shock isn't it sad How does she seem within herself?

It is so good that you have great support IRL - it will make a HUGE difference. Please just make sure you let everyone know what they can do to help - people want to help - they often just don't know what to do (or say!) for the best.

DH being a Dr will be a very good thing on many levels.

I don't share your faith (or have any at all in fact) but I will be thinking of you and sending lots of love & strength xx

lucidlady Sat 22-Dec-12 14:35:09

Praying for you all xx

motherinferior Sat 22-Dec-12 14:35:19

I am thinking of you.

knackeredknees Sat 22-Dec-12 14:36:17

Sending you lots of supportive vibes. Minimooch's contribution upthread is fab.

MrsWolowitz Sat 22-Dec-12 14:38:01

Praying for you x

buzzgirly Sat 22-Dec-12 14:38:08

I am thinking of and Beatrice x

me23 Sat 22-Dec-12 14:38:54

So sorry to hear this, I hope Beatrice responds quickly to treatment.

roguepixie Sat 22-Dec-12 14:41:56

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your sweet Beatrice. x

MamaWomanAha Sat 22-Dec-12 14:44:32

Another hand to hold here.

Sending love & positive thoughts to all of your family. xx

AlfalfaMum Sat 22-Dec-12 14:46:59

So sorry to read this.
Thinking of you and Beatrice.
I'm glad to hear she's getting good medical care, wishing her a full and speedy recovery x

DontYouJingleMyChristingle Sat 22-Dec-12 14:47:25

I will keep you all in my prayers x

whiteandyelloworchid Sat 22-Dec-12 14:48:28

i'm glad you little one is under the care of gosh, they really are fantastic

wishing your little girl a speey recovery

DutchOmainthestable Sat 22-Dec-12 16:46:34

Adding my prayers too.

Timetoask Sat 22-Dec-12 16:50:56

really hoping that your baby get better, she is getting fantastic help.
I will pray for her and for you to be strong.

FlojoHoHoHo Sat 22-Dec-12 19:37:45

So sorry for your terrible news. Hope she's better soon x

daisydancer21 Sat 22-Dec-12 21:15:36

((((hugs)))) to you my love. My 20 month old was diagnosed in july with rhabdomyosarcoma. Please do come over to the children with cancer thread xxx

CaroleService Sat 22-Dec-12 21:25:01


PullyWoolOver Sat 22-Dec-12 21:32:33

So sorry you are going through this - thinking of you and your beautiful baby, and sending much love and strength x

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