The surgeon was sure to tell us that his team (anesthesiologists, surgical fellows, nurses, etc.) worked beautifully and the surgery went as smoothly as he could have hoped for. Now we are just about to head into the ICU where she will be for at least 24 hours. She will still have many things hooked up to her and will still have a breathing tube, so we are looking at a long couple of days (keep praying!). Here's a picture of all of us wearing our Hope For Hazel gear;
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The surgery is now over, and we just got finished speaking with the surgeon and I have fantastic news to report!!! Dr Bliss and his entire team worked many, many hours and were able to remove 98% of the tumor and save kidney. This is the BEST possible outcome, so thank you, thank you, thank you for all lf your prayers and thoughts today! With Neuroblastoma, unlike most adult cancers, they can never actually remove 100% of the tumor and research has shown that it really doesn't matter as long as you can get at least 95%. Dr Bliss believes that the small percentage left in her body is already dead or will soon be after more treatment. So we are extremely happy and relieved with these results. OUR GOD IS SO GOOD AND IS THE MIGHTY HEALER!!!