Thursday, May 9, 2013

First Surgery Scheduled

Hi Friends,

Just a quick update on mom and the plan for the next few days.

It's going to be a special Mother's Day weekend for me.  We will celebrate my youngest granddaughter's first birthday on Saturday. The family will all come join us at my home. We will share a meal together as well as play, swim, ride bikes and eat cake. I cannot believe my littlest blessing is already a year old. How quickly time flies.

Sunday, although no specific plans have been made, I will spend with my mom. I am planning on picking her up Friday night and holding her captive until Monday morning :)  The only thing I am sure of for Sunday is that we will EAT!  She Loves to go out so I'm sure we will head out to one of the many nearby eatery's and enjoy a meal together. It will be a sweet day followed by a very difficult Monday.

I will take mom to the hospital at 5:00 am Monday morning, where we will meet my sister and brother. It's been nearly 3 months since mom had her mini stroke but also since the doctors located a mass in her skull. Between insurance and doctor staffing issues we have been delayed in having this procedure done.

On Monday morning she will have a surgical halo placed into her skull and two surgeons will begin the procedure to determine whether the, now three, masses in her skull are cancerous or not.
After the halo has been placed, the first surgeon, (an ENT) will insert a tube and camera through her nasal passages into the center of her head. Once the ENT completes his process, the neurosurgeon will continue to the exact location of the largest mass. Once he reaches the delicate location, he will begin to scrape the bone as well as cut some of the tumor for biopsy purposes. We are unsure at this point as to the exact length of the surgery but we do know she will go straight to ICU and remain there for at least 13 hours but more likely a day or two depending on any side effects or complications.

Since she has had 2 mini strokes we are, of course, concerned for any type of bleeding or stroke activity.

Our family trusts greatly in the Greatest Physician to touch mom and bring each of us strength and peace for the days ahead. 

Please join us in prayer as we, with great faith, walk toward the unknown.

Blessings to All!


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