April 23 is little Daven's birthday. With the hectic crazy things that have been going on, the birthday approached without much warning. But, the neighbors and friends recognized that a 2nd birthday cannot go on without a party. So, they brought a party to Daven!
Right after the kids got out of school, Kathryn showed up with a cotton candy machine, Jeff and Andee brought balloons and the whole neighborhood full of kids (somewhere between 25-40) showed up for treats. Many kids and parents came over to visit and brought Daven gifts and presents. It was truly unbelievable. Jodi's mom made her a nice bed outside so she could witness the whole event and marvel at the party that was brought to her home. It was amazing.
Today was a much better day for Jodi, though she clearly doesn't know what to expect for the new "normal". She had hoped to function well, now that the spinal headache was gone, and was disappointed to see how dizzy she still was and how little functioning happened. She was also very sick to her stomach all day. This could be because of the steriods she is on for the tumor, but it could be just the stress of the week. Regardless, she had hoped to feel better and is still hoping to be doing better tomorrow. It was still a much better day, and that is a blessing.
She got a call from the doctor's office, and they simply let her know that they know she is still waiting for answers. They will call when they have any news to share...so still waiting.
Tomorrow she is scheduled to go back to McKay-Dee to meet with an ENT and hear the results of her tests yesterday. The early indications suggest she does not have any major hearing loss (or maybe any at all), despite where the tumor is sitting. She also does not have facial paralysis or nerve damage, but all of these things could still come if the tumor continues to go untreated. Hence, the need to figure out what it is and what the treatment plan will be!
So, everyone keep praying for answers and looking for solutions. She is hoping to be more functioning tomorrow and hopefully hear back from the specialists soon.