Why is it everytime we see a surgeon they insist on seeing us in the OR?

Riley had her appointment with the dermatology surgeon in Milwaukee this morning and I was hoping for some boring news, except that not what I got.

Riley was born with a funny birthmark on her forehead and we just never thought anything of it UNTIL 2 months ago when it started changing shape, texture, and color.

This spot is called Nevus sebaceus of Jodassohn. Children are born with it. It starts to change as the kids get older and can possibly be dangerous as adults. Except, Riley's is looking like it would be as an adult, so she needs surgery to have it removed. They will test it for cancer and we should have answers 2 weeks after it is removed.

EXCEPT - Riley is TERRIFIED! She doesn't want brain surgery again and is deathly afraid of them leaving something behind.
How can a surgery that is supposed to so simple TERRIFY a 6 yr old so much? I know, many of you know.......I just need to figure out how to help her through this.

Today, they made her put on a gown in the dr's office - she FLIPPED! She hasn't had to wear a gown since Feb 13th 2008. She wanted nothing to do with it!

I cant even imagine what she is feeling. I do not blame her one bit though for being scared.

I just need to figure a way to get her though this. Please keep her in your prayers.


Michelle said...

Are you freakin' kidding me!??

Wow. So when are they looking at, for her surgery? That's just wild. Unbelievable.

So much for easy trips to the doctor, hey?

Angela said...

Unbelievable. That poor child. I'm guessing that this surgery won't be nearly as intense as the other though - right? While getting Riley to the surgery will be traumatic for all of you, maybe she can come out of this one with a different perspective. Hopefully.

Erin said...

Thank you for stopping and playing yesterday. We were so glad to have you over for some fun time after such a hard dr. appointment. The boys just loved their time with Riley! Thank you and talk to you soon.

Dutch said...

The poor little thing. She will be in our prayers.

Becky said...

I have a really big bone to pick with God... he needs to leave your sweet kids alone!