6:30pm…..what a day. Kevin and I left the house at 3:30am…and I left him in the OR at 7:15am…..and finally he is out of surgery.
Dr. said things were incredibly complicated….as he expected…but that all went well. He was able to remove the mass and a portion of the vena cava as expected. He will be in recovery and sounds like spending the night in the icu. Since he previously had a chemotherapy medication called bleomycin they don’t want to give him oxygen, so they may keep him intubated overnight.
Dr. also said that they biopsied the spine but when looking closely at it they didn’t feel like it was involved with the tumor. He said it appeared that the mass was up against it but they were able to scrape it off and it wasn’t infiltrated in the spine.
A few more hours before I can see him and he won’t wake up until tomorrow.
I just want to say thank you from our whole family for all of your prayer support. We are so thankful for your love and support. I will keep you posted as I know more.