Friday, November 10, 2006

The morning after...

So Sophie is recoving nicely from a much longer than anticipated surgery yesterday. the initial estimate from the surgeon was five hours, and they were in the operating room for more than eight. The extra time allowed them to remove all of the primary tumor as well as the two additional masses thought to be lymph nodes. The samples have been sent for the biological studies and we now patiently await the results to see our next treatment steps. We are hopeful that we will have the results within a week or so.

for now, sophie is resting comfortable in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Georgetown. She is hooked up to a bunch of machines and monitors with a foley catheter to remove urine, and an NG tube in her nose to remove the yuck from her stomach.

It looks like we'll spend another night in the PICU and then move to the regular pediatric ward tomorrow. The current plan is that we'll be here until about Tuesday, but that depends on her progress over the weekend.

We'll post more when we know more and maybe even a few pictures. Until then, keep the prayers and thoughts coming! Thanks to you all and much love!

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