My beautiful, intelligent, full of life, 13 year old DGD is in intensive care for the third time in two months. She has an AVM (arteriovenous malformation) of the brain stem and it is inoperable by traditional surgical means. Her brain has been swelling since having gamma knife (radiation) surgery a few months ago and she has gotten progressively worse. She has lost her ability to walk, talk clearly, has developed severe tremors in her right arm and cannot see due to not being able to raise her eyelids, unless she does it manually. She is having an MRI right now to see if she has had another bleed. She really in bad condition and very scared. All I feel right now is totally helpless and very scared. If you can send up some positive thoughts and prayer here and there her way, her family and I would be most grateful.