Things change so quickly. I still wander most of my days in a shock that a little over a year ago, all I did was open a door -- and suddenly my life was changed forever. In an instant, everything you know (or think you know) about your very existence can be taken from you.
Othergirl's situation is not good. The tumor was indeed another AT/RT tumor, meaning that her cancer has spread. In addition, they were unable to remove the entire growth, as part of it was wrapped around her brain stem (the most common location for these tumors).
Yes, it is as bad as it sounds - so questions are being asked, options are being weighed. Meanwhile, Vampmommy and I balance our grief for Othergirl with our fear of how vulnerable Vampboy still is.
Just when you think the coast looks clearer......