Adam was in surgery for about 6 hours yesterday. Afterwards, his surgeon said that it went very well: he was able to remove all the tumor very cleanly, and there was very little bleeding: in fact, Adam didn’t need a transfusion, either during the operation or afterwards—the surgeon said that it’s the first time he’s done such an operation without the patient needing any blood at all.
The initial indication (based on the test they did during the surgery) is that the tumor was benign, but they’ll do the determinative test over the next week.
He had an MRI this morning to confirm the results and take a look at how he’s doing, and everything looks great. The tumor is gone, there’s no bleeding, and no visible brain damage. It’s all good news; his surgeon described him as “a showoff”. They plan to take his drain out soon, as there’s no sign of problematic inter-cranial pressure.
He is still pretty under the weather from the operation: they had to push the right side of his brain out of the way, and he has weakness and sensory issues on his left side as a result, but that was expected, and he’s improving.
So, the kid’s luck holds.