Thursday, May 24, 2012

Surgery Update

Today, Case underwent a nine-hour surgical procedure performed by Dr. La Quaglia to remove Case's neuroblastoma. Case was really strong, and all of his vitals were perfect throughout the surgery. Dr. La Quaglia was able to remove 95% of the neuroblastoma, but he fears that the tumor has become high risk. We will know more once we get the pathology results in one week, but it is likely that Case will need further treatment (specifically, chemotherapy, radiation, antibody treatment, and another surgery).

Thank you for your prayers and support. We are grateful that the surgery went so well today. We continue to pray that Case will recover from his surgery, and that those who are caring for him will have the inspiration they need to help him.

10 comments:

  1. Poor, sweet baby. Thank you so much for the update, Brian. Such bittersweet news. We won't stop praying. xoxo.

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  2. That is so great to hear that the surgery went well. It breaks my heart that this sweet baby is going to go through more treatments! All our love!

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  3. I don't know how your family is dealing with all of this...I cannot imagine...you are so strong. Case, your entire family, the doctors, and nurses are all in our prayers. Thanks for the updates- I hope and pray that everything goes as smoothly as possible in the coming days and weeks. We are thinking and praying for you.

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  4. What an amazing boy you have! We'll pray for a speedy recovery and for good pathology reports. Case is a miracle. And you are his miracle making family. We love you and we can't wait to have you back home in Texas.

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  5. Baby Case is being prayed for in the Denver temple. Glad he is so tough and he is in good hands. Think of you guys often.

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  6. Thank you for the update. Still praying here in Vegas. It is KILLING me that we don't still live in NY right now. I so wish I could be there helping right now. Love you Emily, praying for you guys too, I know these next few days will be so hard. Can't wait till he wakes up.

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  7. So glad to hear that things went well and that so much is removed. Praying for good pathology reports now! Wish I could fly up there to hug you all! Miss you tons and love you tons and praying for a good recovery for your sweet baby!

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  8. We have been anxiously awaiting the results of the surgery. I am so very happy that the doctor was able to remove so much of the neuroblastoma and that Case did so well during the surgery. It is such a blessing that you were able to find such a skilled surgeon. We will continue to pray for a good pathology report next week. More waiting.....bah humbug! We love you guys!

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  9. been thinking of you and praying for you. Sorry it wasn't the best outcome. The pics of the boys are great!

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  10. Wishing your sweet boy a sweet recovery and hope you are able to cuddle him soon.

    Julie Q

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