Surgery went well!

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!!


9 thoughts on “Surgery went well!

  1. katrinalearned February 1, 2016 / 10:53 pm

    Thank you for the update! 75% is so wonderful! Great job Dr Bruzoni andSsuper Girl Reba! Sending tons of love! With Aurora, after the first 24 hours, things got much easier. You’ve got this Mighty Zumberges!


  2. Aunt Shirley and Uncle Pat, Kelly and Casey February 1, 2016 / 11:24 pm

    So good to hear this update. We have all been thinking of you and praying for you all day! Hope Reba has an uneventful recovery and good pathology report. Lots of love from us!


  3. Diaz Family February 2, 2016 / 4:57 am

    What a strong, brave girl, everything will be fine, praying and keeping you in our thoughts. You guys are so strong, you are awesome!


  4. raugusts February 2, 2016 / 5:49 am

    so great to hear this new📯📯📯📯, sending all,the love we can muster you are in our thoughts and prays, more good news to come 🎼🎶😊🎶🎼🤗🌹🌹😘


  5. Sarojani Rohan February 2, 2016 / 8:03 am

    So glad to hear the surgery went as well as it did….Our prayers and love for you, Nic, Reba, Zoe and your family will continue. Your Mount Madonna school family is here for you should you need any help from us as well…PLEAE take good care of yourselves as you so tenderly and single-mindedly tend to your beautiful children…..


  6. Dinah February 2, 2016 / 8:15 am

    Great news! Enormous waves of love rolling over all of you!


  7. James Ellsworth February 2, 2016 / 9:14 am

    Good news at least. Poor Baby. My heart goes out to her. Our prayers and good wishes for Reba and the entire family.
    Jim and Kathleen.


  8. Linda February 2, 2016 / 2:47 pm

    So glad Reba is over her surgery and doing well. She has good color and looks good. Poor little gal🏥. Hope all goes well from now on and she will go home soon. Little ones are amazing how the bounce back. Take care love Aunt Linda Uncle Chico


  9. Diana Green February 2, 2016 / 6:12 pm

    Zumberge Family, My next door neighbor, Diana Guenther was telling me about your beautiful daughter Reba (she knows the grand parents through Bible study in Orange County). Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!!! Praying for baby Reba! ❤


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