JILLIAN BUTTE

by Megan Payne

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My name is Jillian Butte. I am 6 years old and in 1st grade.
I've been sick on and off my whole life. In and out of hospitals. I have gotten no real answers for any of my illnesses. This summer I started randomly vomiting feeling tired all the time ...
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My name is Jillian Butte. I am 6 years old and in 1st grade. I've been sick on and off my whole life. In and out of hospitals. I have gotten no real answers for any of my illnesses. This summer I started randomly vomiting feeling tired all the time yet at times feeling "normal". Starting in August, on the 29th, I began vomiting and feeling ill all day...every day. I started getting headaches and my eyes would do strange things. A large bruise about my left eye also appeared and we didn't know why. I went to my family doctor who sent me to the hospital to run tests. After doing tests they found out that my food was not moving through my intestines the way it should. As we told the doctor about my headaches and strange eye movements they ordered a cat scan. The cat scan showed a large tumor above my left eye. They rushed me to the Rainbow hospital in Cleveland. There they did a lot of tests and eventually did a MRI that showed my tumor to be larger than they thought. The tumor is attached to my brain and possibly has been there since birth. It has been a slow growing tumor. Now it is large enough that it is putting pressure on my brain stem and other parts of the brain causing symptoms to appear. It is effecting my right side, from my neck to my leg. Since I've been in the hospital I was told my smile is "crooked" and my eyes are acting weird. Right now, September 12th, I am in surgery to get the tumor removed. We found out September 15th that my tumor is malignant and rare at that. They don't know much about it.
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