When Cancer & Pregnancy Collide
Photo: Minnie and Paul Narth
"She Lit Up"
At the very moment everyone wanted to celebrate newborn Kieron's clean bill of health, Minnie began breaking out in low-grade fevers.
Paul once again rushed her back to the emergency room, where she could now undergo a whole-body CT scan -- something that was impossible during the pregnancy due to the high radiation levels.
"And that's when basically she lit up like a Christmas tree," Paul said. "They realized that the cancer was a lot worse than they thought, and actually it had spread to her brain."
For weeks, Minnie's body was rocked by increased doses of systematic chemotherapy.