Dec 08, 2009 - 1:45 pm
First off thank you for all the support during this time and prayers as well.
Dad went off for surgery at 730 am. They started at or around 830 am. We were told that in two hours they would know weather or not they were able to complete the surgery, or just put a port in and call it quits. At 1130 we got our first update, Dad was stable an they were working great! BIG SIGH OF RELIEF there. THANK the lord that they were able to complete it. Well finally around 6pm we got the call from the DR. Everything went well. However they did find some suspecious tissue in his windpipe area. They got down to the reg tissue as best as they could without any demamage done. They took about 20 lymph nodes if not more. The tumor was big but didnt penatrate to the heart or lungs.. Another good SIGN! He said that this was a fast growing tumor that prob wasnt their for too long. The stage of it is prob high but that just means that the likely hood of it coming back is high. But with Chemo and rad and rechecks he will be fine. Consider him lucky that he got to the DR so soon and surgery. Any longer he wouldnt be able to have it.
So we saw him last nite. He was okay. He had a good nite last night. The tube came out today. And he's in pain of course, and now they are taking him for a chest xray. I dont know why yet, I guess to see about his lung. Waiting to hear more.
Please continue to pray for a speedy recovery!