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