Friday, February 7, 2014

Dr. Park said that the surgery went as well as he could've hoped... I'll try to sum up as best as I can.

He was able to get all of the tumor without cutting the vein. It involved scraping the liver as he removed the tumor.  He got one of the two lymph nodes that were on the scan. It was the bigger of the two. The other one was in a spot that was too difficult to get to without cutting the vein they wanted to avoid cutting. There were a couple of other little spots on the CT scan that Dr. Park could not find during surgery. He said he felt around the liver, but couldn't find them... (Hopefully that's a good thing.)

He lost a fair amount of blood, but didn't have to have a transfusion. His hematocrit is pretty good, but they believe it might go down a little. Dr. Park believes he has a good buffer, though. 

I am currently waiting to go see him in recovery. 

He will spend the night in ICU and hopefully move to a room tomorrow sometime. 

His job will be to do a whole bunch of laps around the hospital floor and to practice breathing into that tube-y thing. Please continue to pray for healing. I'm hoping doing the laps becomes easy very soon.

Thank you so much for loving us.

4 comments:

Kirby Larson said...

you two are absolutely in my prayers.

Carrie said...

Thanks, Kirby!

Steph said...

much much love and specific praying going on around the world !!

Lynn McNamee said...

Tell Harvey that all of Red Adept is rooting for him!