Thursday, January 8, 2009

90% of the tumor removed!

Hello everyone!

We heard some great news from Dr. Sullivan today. He said that he was able to remove more that 90% of the tumor. Additionally the MRI following the surgery showed significant progress in reducing the swelling of the surrounding area. Also, it seems that the tumor was contained to the operation area and has not expanded to other locations in the brain.

Whoo Hoo! Yeah! Down with that nasty tumor!!

Today as I mentioned earlier was a "down" day so we expect that the pathology results will be shared with us tomorrow. This will then provide information that will direct our options for next steps. Dad and I were just going through the names of all of the people who have visited or left messages via the blog - he was overwhelmed with emotion and sends his love and thanks. He is in high spirits and even told the doctor to "do good work" since he plans to be back on the boat and wakeboarding this summer!

For those interested in delivering meals Susan Bailey has offered to coordinate the deliveries. You can reach her at: 301-908-2068

One final request is for everyone to also lift up George Anderson in prayer. Tomorrow he goes into surgery at Hopkins to remove a patch of Melanoma.

Psalm 23.

Much love to all and have a great night!
Bobby, Elaine, Melissa, Justin, and Rachel


  1. Great news! Praise God! We'll keep praying for everyone and May God & his mighty angels hear and send their healing hands on Bobby, Lara, and George. God Bless!
    Love, Craig, Linda, Savannah, Joshua, & Elijah

  2. I heard this in the car, thought I would share it.

    I can count a million times
    People asking me how I
    Can praise You with all that
    I've gone through
    The question just amazes me
    Can circumstances possibly
    Change who I forever am in You

    Maybe since my life was changed
    Long before these rainy days
    It's never really ever crossed my mind
    To turn my back on you, oh Lord
    My only shelter from the storm
    But instead I draw closer through these times
    So I pray

    Bring me joy, bring me peace
    Bring the chance to be free
    Bring me anything that brings
    You glory And I know there'll
    be days When this life brings me pain
    But if that's what it takes to
    praise You Jesus, bring the rain

    I am yours regardless of the clouds that may
    loom above because you are much greater than
    my pain you who made a way for me suffering
    your destiny so tell me whats a little rain

    Love you Snowses!!

  3. We are dancing with joy -- God is SO GOOD!!!!

    We love you,

    Anni & Jeff

  4. Thank you Jesus.

    Part of our prayer for you has been:
    "You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.
    You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy,
    that I might sing praises to you and not be silent.
    O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever! (Ps 30:11-12)

    We'll keep praying for you all,
    With love,
    The Fritters

  5. I knew not by what blessings rare
    But this I know God answers prayer!! Bobby, you remain in our love and His care...Bev

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  7. I'm one of your dad's co-workers. Thank you for all the updates! Tell him I hope he feels and gets better soon! He's in my prayers as well as your entire family.
    God Bless,
    Lindzie Titera

  8. I know he is a strong husband and father and will pull through this. As long as he keeps Smith Mt. Lake on his mind, he will maintain that necessary strength to get better and get back on the water with his family. My thoughts and prayers, now and always!

    Lil' Jen

  9. Bob, Elaine, and family-

    It was so good to be with you all the other night prior to surgery, and we're looking forward to when we can see you again (hopefully very soon and at home!). You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers, and we're confident in God's ability to work miraculously and deliver you completely from this circumstance.

    All our love,
    The Kings

  10. Bobby, Elaine and family,

    It was so good to be with you all the other night before the surgery, and we're looking forward to seeing you again real soon (hopefully at home!). You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers, and we are confident that God is in control and will see you through this circumstance.

    With all our love,

    The Kings

  11. OK, so I'm not very good at blogging...sorry for the double post....I thought I lost the first one - then there it was!

  12. Hi bob, This old retieree just heard about your operation and I want you to know you and your family are in our prayers. I see that you are makeing great progress,A great thing for a even greater guy! Hope to see you soon.
    My God hold you in the palm of his hand.

    Pat McKenna

  13. Kepp up that awesome healing Uncle Bobby! You are in our prayers!

    Dave Gardiner