Maggie has a cancerous mass in front of her heart. It hasn’t metastasized at this point. However, it has invaded the sinus cavities of her heart. Her prognosis isn’t good beyond a few months.
Of course, drastic treatment measures were offered. Chemotherapy, surgery, biopsies–none of them a certainty. The terrible verdict, we hoped not to hear.
She will be loved, these last moments, months, treasured. I’m not ready to speak of her in past tense.
Right now, she appears so normal. Sometime in the near future, the pressure on her heart and lungs will be too much, and her life will end. She is only seven.