Benign Vestibular Schwannoma
My 39 year old daughter suffered a brain hemorrhage in January. She had a Craniotomy and is in a semi-conscious state. She has a feeding tube and trach. When they did the MRI they found she also has a benign Vestibular Schwannoma which is pressing on her brain stem. At that time, they said the brain bleed was their priority but she should be seen by a neurosurgeon. Last week we saw the neurosurgeon and he said the surgery to remove this would be very, very risky. She could have another bleed, be paralyzed or even die. If we don’t, the tumor could grow (which it has already) and press on her brainstem and cause the same problems.
We are waiting to see her neurologist to discuss her neurological state. Than going to seek a second opinion. Also, we need to find out if there are other options besides surgery.
Any one with suggestions? We have a very hard decision to make…my daughter is a young mother of two babies and a fiancé and we are her advocates, as she cannot speak. Thank You.