It has been a very long day today that started at 4:00am. We arrived at the hospital at 5:30 and by the time we got checked in and had a chance to speak with the Doctor, it was just after 7 when they took Evan away for his surgery. They anticipated the surgery would take around 6 hours but it took 10 hours. As the hours ticked by, someone would call me to let me know how Evan was doing. Finally at around 7:00pm the surgery was over and the Doctor came to speak with me. He said that the tumor was larger than they thought it would be so it took them longer than expected. He said that the tumor was about the size of a large grapefruit and was fully removed. He then said that they didn't remove the two tumors in the liver because there was no point in removing the two and leaving 100 behind. They will biopsy the tumor to verify that it is Carsinoid cancer as they originally thought. If it is Carsinoid then they will do nothing at this point with the tumors in the liver but if it is another form of cancer then they will have to do chemo. We should find out the results of the biopsy on Wednesday or Thursday. They took Evan to the ICU and told me to wait until they came and got me. At 9:00pm I still hadn't been called back so after some checking, JayDee, Matt, Melody and myself were able to go and see him. It was very difficult to see him so miserable but it was good to see that he had color to his face. He was still not fully awake by the time that we all left but he knew we were there. It is now 11:55pm and I have only been home long enough to make this post. When I left him he was in room 507 but they will probably move him by tomorrow. Thanks for all of your prayers, phone calls and posted messages. I will continue to post information as Evan progresses through his recovery. We send all of you our love.
Evan & Julie
4 years ago