Tuesday, January 6
Axiem Stereotactic Guided Craniotomy for tumor resection---
That's what Reginas surgery was called.
First, I would like to thank all of you for emailing, calling texting, leaving Facebook, myspace, ORkut notes. THANK YOU.
NOW about Reginas complicated surgery. Surgery went ok. Dr Loudon told us that LOT of tumor got removed. It was not an easy task, and he said that this Stereotactic method was rigth kind of surgery and was very helpful. THEY removed MOSt of it in ventricle, ( PArt of it is still there close to basal ganglia), then sucked out one more tumor. Bad news is there is one tumor that had doubbled in size over 2 week period. AND it has about 2-3 more weeks before it starts worring him- sadly that tumor was not removable, and we have to wait till gamma knife..
Right now Regina is "sleeping" , she cant move, she cant talks. Mashines are breathing for her> Her vital signs are great.
WHY you ask? WHY is she paralyzed?( sp?) But because she has HUGE hole in her brain HUUUGE empty spot, that even minor movement can fill it with blood and kill her.
She is not feeling any pain, she can hear us, but she cant move.. She is true SLEEPING BEAUTY right now :)
Tomorrow she has one more MRI and then most likely they will start waking her up. PLEASE hope that she has no major side effects from this surgery.
It is very hard for us to see our girl like this, but we are hoping things will be better tomorrow :)
Love you :)