Today has been a long day! Reba was in surgery for about 4 hours.
At the moment Reba has two IVs, an epidural for pain control in her back, a nose tube to empty her stomach, a catheter to empty her bladder, two bone marrow aspirates on her back hip bones, and a very large incision on her abdomen.
But….. The great news is that Dr. Bruzoni (the surgeon) let us know he removed about 75% of the tumor! Complete removal was not possible because the base of the tumor is too interwoven with the vital blood vessels. However it feels Soooooo good knowing that he was able to remove so much!
Now we wait for the pathology report which will dictate the future of to treat or not to treat. Those results we should receive in a week.
In the meantime we will be here at Lucile Packard for 4-7 days depending on how Reba is doing.
Thank God for all the pain meds!!