Today (7/5/16) Reba had surgery. Going into the procedure our surgeon Dr. Bruzoni told us he would attempt to biopsy the mass with minimal invasion, using laparoscopy and a guiding camera through her belly button. He was able to gather samples but the pathologist was not certain of the tissue so Dr. Bruzoni had to then go with plan B and make a larger incision (reopening the old scar from the last surgery in February) and get three larger samples.

So poor Reba has 5 incisions at the moment.

Her pain is being managed around the clock. We are staying here at LPCH tonight and they will assess her tomorrow. Hopefully we will get a better idea of when we can go home in the morning. 

We will meet with our oncologists probably in about a week to discuss the results and plan.

14 thoughts on “Surgery

  1. Dave or Jane Kretzmann July 5, 2016 / 8:57 pm

    Holding you guys up in prayer. Stay strong.Jane and Dave

    Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2016 03:53:53 +0000 To:


  2. Jamie July 5, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    Praying for you guys and little Reba. 💗💗💗


  3. Lavinia Livingston July 5, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    Leah, Please know that I am keeping all of you in my prayers…little Reba – for a fully successful recovery from all the tests and surgeries, and you, Leah, and your husband and daughter, to have strength and courage as you walk this journey with your little loved one. Thinking of all of you every day. Thank you so much for keeping us notified about Reba.


  4. Dinah July 5, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    We love that little fighter girl! And her fighter parents, too!


  5. Aunt Shirley, Uncle Pat, Kelly and Casey and Mary. July 5, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    Glad to hear you are through the surgery and we are praying for a speedy recovery for Reba. Will be thinking of you this week as you wait for results. Love and hugs to Reba and to you all ❤ ❤ ❤


  6. Katrina Learned July 5, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    I’m so glad that the surgery is behind her. We’ll be thinking of Reba and family! Tons of love to you all!


  7. Valery Hurdle July 5, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    Hang in there, Nik & Leah. It’s a tough road. You’re all in my prayers nightly, especially for lil’ Reba. Please know you’re not in this alone. Sending love and hugs, Valery H


  8. sondra rohan July 5, 2016 / 10:22 pm

    soo sorry to hear of this surgery–but may it lead to Reba’s ultimate healing and health.
    Will be thinking of you all with Golden Light around each of you.
    God Bless you all.


  9. raugusts July 6, 2016 / 7:01 am

    Oh, Reba, heal from this surgery, sending prayers each day,hold fast to your strength and we love you all 😘🐝


  10. Kathy Tucker July 6, 2016 / 8:04 am

    Sending love and praying daily for you all. XO


  11. Janice Smith July 6, 2016 / 3:42 pm

    Leah, Alan and I wanted you to know that we are holding all of you in our prayers.


  12. Peter Zumberge July 6, 2016 / 3:46 pm

    Sending mass quantities of love and healing from Wyoming, Lovely Reba I have never met but look forward to soon. Love to you all


  13. Jill Parello July 6, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    Thinking of you guys. Sending you love and prayers😍


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