November 17, 2010

After Adam’s Surgery

Check out that hat!

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.

8 comments:

Deetrane said...

Phew. (understatement)

Julie said...

Great news. We'll have a cheer on your familial behalf tonight at the bd mtg.

lydab said...

Double Phew and big hugs to all!

Something Like Normal said...

I am soooo happy. Adam has been on my mind so much and I am so glad that all the prayers have been answered. Can't wait to hear how about all the progress he is making.

Ali

Eric said...

I'm so happy for you and Adam. I was extremely worried, and am delighted at the good news.

lch said...

I feel so happy for you and your family about the great outcome of the surgery

Jess said...

So glad the outcome looks good! MIke said Adam looked great today. I am so relieved. Much love and hope for continued positive updates!

JulianneApple said...

Thank God! I will keep praying for a quick recovery.