my daughter- updated- good news!

lisa42
lisa42 Member Posts: 3,625
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
I didn't mention this in my other "fainting post", but we've also had a recent scare with our 10 year old daughter. About a week ago, Allison asked me "What do you think this weird bump on my leg is?" It's on the lower back side of her knee on the left leg. It feels about walnut sized and is very hard. Of course, my husband and I were wondering if it could be the worst, but not wanting to jump to conclusions. We went to her pediatrician Tuesday, who then took x-rays. It appears benign due to its shape and the fact that she's had no pain or swelling there. Most osteosarcomas are discovered due to pain and swelling in the area. Most do start in this exact location as my daughter's. So, the fact that it's not bothering her at all and we discovered it by accident is good. The question will be is will it still need to be surgically removed or not and if so, when. That would all depend upon how big it is, the likelihood of it fracturing her bone (the fibula) or interfering with future growth and/or formation. We have an appt. Tuesday afternoon with an orthpaedic surgeon. I want to know if they can rule cancer out for sure just by examining it, or do they need to do a biopsy. My daughter has no idea how serious this could be & we are trying to keep it light so she doesn't worry- her biggest worry right now is that she's supposed to get blood drawn this next week & she says she can't have a needle go into her. Even if it is not cancer- as it doesn't appear to be and I pray that is the case- it could involve a fairly serious surgery. I read online sometimes they watch and wait on surgery until all growing is done- because it could grow back if it's done before growing is over, since it's considered a "bony overgrowth". Again, doing surgery now or not will depend upon how threatening it is and how entangled with her fibula it is. I will keep you posted on what the osteo specialist has to say after we have that appointment.

Prayers always appreciated-
Lisa
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  • just4Brooks
    just4Brooks Member Posts: 980
    I'm sure it will be okay
    My prayers are being sent!!! She'll be okay. I just know it


    Brooks
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673
    Lisa,
    I am sorry to hear

    Lisa,

    I am sorry to hear about this, but glad signs are good that it is benign. Take good care.
  • Aud
    Aud Member Posts: 479
    Lisa
    I am saying a prayer for your daughter right now.
    In the Light,
    Aud
  • taraHK
    taraHK Member Posts: 1,952
    my heart goes out
    Oh, Lisa. My heart goes out to you. So scary. Sometimes we know too much! Of course I am sending prayers! Praying that it is benign and non-serious as possible, and that whatever treatment/intervention she needs to have -- now or in the future -- is as easy for her as possible. How I wish you (all) weren't having to go through this! Sending love and best wishes 24-7....

    Tara
  • HollyID
    HollyID Member Posts: 946
    It's terrifying when something happens to our kids.
    Sending good vibes and prayers your way. My prayers and wishes that it's benign and all will be well with her.
  • betina61
    betina61 Member Posts: 642
    Lisa
    Sorry that you have to be going through that worry now, I know for myself how I feel when is something about my children or grandchildren, but reading what you mention about the symtoms of swelling and pain that the Dr. told you and that your daughter doesn't have,I am pretty confident that is nothing real serious,my 8 years old grandson has a little bump in one arm and MRI was taken to discard anything bad, and everything was fine Dr. told my daughter that if it didin't grow to leave like that,so please try your best to stay positive,and of course I will be praying for your daughter.
  • karguy
    karguy Member Posts: 1,020
    I'll
    I'll be praying that she's ok.Good luck.
  • impactzone
    impactzone Member Posts: 539 Member
    karguy said:

    I'll
    I'll be praying that she's ok.Good luck.

    Prayers from me right
    Prayers from me right now
    Chip
  • Brenda3.16
    Brenda3.16 Member Posts: 209

    Prayers from me right
    Prayers from me right now
    Chip

    I'm sorry Lisa. It is so
    I'm sorry Lisa. It is so hard when anything happens to our kids. I will be praying that she is fine.
    Brenda
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
    Praying!
    Lisa,

    I'm praying already! I'm sure you can barely breathe with the worry, but I believe it will be okay.

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • grammadebbie
    grammadebbie Member Posts: 464
    Praying
    So Sorry Lisa,


    We will continue to lift you all in prayer. It's so hard when it's about our kids. Blessings to you all.

    Big Hugs and Prayers,
    Debbie
  • Nana2
    Nana2 Member Posts: 255
    Praying right now that He
    Praying right now that He gives you (and your whole family) that peace that passes understanding, and that he guides you and your daughter's Doctors through every step of the way.
    April
  • mom_2_3
    mom_2_3 Member Posts: 952
    Lisa
    Lisa,

    Keeping your daughter and the rest of your family in my prayers.

    Amy
  • Kathleen808
    Kathleen808 Member Posts: 2,342
    Lisa
    Lisa,
    I will keep your precious Allison and your whole family in my prayers. I know how hard it is when our kids go through stuff. Praying that you get some peace.

    Aloha,
    Kathleen
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028
    Prayers. Done.
    Anything I can do, just shout!

    Hugs, Kathi
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    Prayers
    Prayers being said right now. Sure all will be fine. Keep us posted.

    Kim
  • Fight for my love
    Fight for my love Member Posts: 1,522
    You and your family are in
    You and your family are in my prayers as always.
  • abmb
    abmb Member Posts: 311
    thoughts & Prayers
    My thoughts and Prayers are with you. Praying it is benign as I am sure everyone is. Tuesday will be here before you know it and you will be able to relax. Keep us updated on things and again my thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. Margaret
  • lisa42
    lisa42 Member Posts: 3,625
    good news!
    Allison saw the orthopedic specialist today about the bump on her leg... good news!
    He says she has an osteochondroma, which is a benign overgrowth of bone right at growth plate at the end of the fibula bone (which is the smaller leg bone in the calf, on the outside of the knee down to the ankle). He said hers is small enough that we don't need to do anything right now & he wants to check her again in six months. I asked how could he be sure it's benign & didn't we need to do an MRI or take a biopsy to be sure. He said, no, he's positive of what it is, due to its shape and appearance.
    He added that it may start to bother her at some point, then they would need to remove it. I had feared the surgery for it would be a big deal, but he said since it's not part of the fibula bone, just an outgrowth, they'd just open the skin and saw the bony growth off. Thank you to all who commented and prayed. Such a relief!!!!!

    Lisa
  • abrub
    abrub Member Posts: 2,174 Member
    lisa42 said:

    good news!
    Allison saw the orthopedic specialist today about the bump on her leg... good news!
    He says she has an osteochondroma, which is a benign overgrowth of bone right at growth plate at the end of the fibula bone (which is the smaller leg bone in the calf, on the outside of the knee down to the ankle). He said hers is small enough that we don't need to do anything right now & he wants to check her again in six months. I asked how could he be sure it's benign & didn't we need to do an MRI or take a biopsy to be sure. He said, no, he's positive of what it is, due to its shape and appearance.
    He added that it may start to bother her at some point, then they would need to remove it. I had feared the surgery for it would be a big deal, but he said since it's not part of the fibula bone, just an outgrowth, they'd just open the skin and saw the bony growth off. Thank you to all who commented and prayed. Such a relief!!!!!

    Lisa

    Breathing is wonderful!
    What a sigh of relief! I'm so glad to hear the good news.

    Sending a big hug to you and your family!

    Alice