Mollie Wilder was Born on April 11, 2003 to Scott and Renee’ Wilder. She was also welcomed by her Brothers, Stephen and Austin.
Mollie is 10 years old and in the 5th grade at Wilsonville (Alabama) Elementary School, very active and full of life child, loves gymnastics and has been taking from NXS in Calera, Alabama for 6 plus years. Learn More.....
On Monday, August 12, 2013, Mollie expressed during a gymnastics class that she had a headache. As her mom I thought that was unusual because I had never remembered her telling me before that she had a headache. Every morning for the rest of that week Mollie woke me up early in the morning to tell me her head hurt. Still thinking this was unusual but the Tylenol and Motrin I would give her made it go away. Until Friday of that week and to matter what I gave her, her head continued to hurt and at about 3 pm she was crying. When her dad came home and found her that way he suggested we call the Doctor. The Doctors office was already closed and the nurse on call suggested we go downtown to Children’s Hospital ER to be checked out. We did and we were sent home with the diagnosis of early childhood migraines and to follow up with our pediatrician. She complained several times that Saturday and Sunday of headaches but the tylenol and moltrin seemed to help.
On Monday, August 19, This was supposed to be her first day of 5th grade, Mollie woke me with a headache at 1:30am. I gave her medicine but nothing seemed to help. She began screaming and crying that her head hurt. So her dad and I decided to take her back to Children’s ER. At this point she had started throwing up. They gave her some IV pain meds, which worked to make the headache go away. So they sent us home with the same diagnosis of early childhood migraines and to follow up with our pediatrician. As soon as we got in the car to leave I called her pediatricians office only to find out her doctor was not available until Thursday, Being a tired mom that was already off work for the day, I wanted to see someone now. So I choose another doctor in the group that could see her on Monday. We went home slept a little while and then went to our appointment.
The doctor said that because of the way Mollie’s headaches had begun just so recently and we had been in the ER twice in one weekend, she wanted to get an MRI to rule out anything bad. She said she didn’t think we would find anything. She gave us a different medicine regimen to follow and sent us home. Mollie was able to go to school the rest of that week with the new medicine regimen. She and a friend of ours went to Tuscaloosa for a relaxing girls weekend, and she only complained once or twice with a headache. Monday came and Mollie went to school and then to gymnastics for 2-1/2 hours. Tuesday I checked Mollie out of school so we could go to Children’s’ South on Acton Road for Mollie to have her MRI. About 15 minutes after Mollie was taken back our personal pediatrician called my cell phone. Dr. Patti was calling to tell me that they had already found the cause of the headaches and it was a tumor on Mollie’s brain stem. We were to go to Children’s Hospital of Alabama in Birmingham to be admitted for surgery scheduled the next morning.
On Wednesday, August 28, Mollie underwent 9 hours of surgery to remove a malignant tumor that has been diagnosed as an Anaplastic Ependymoma, Stage 3. Hide Full Bio