Surgery went well

Here’s an update for those not on Facebook.

Surgery went well and was quick. The oncology team was surprised when they heard from Dr. Lal so soon after surgery. He thinks he removed close to 100% of the tumor. Yeah!! The tumor also separated easily from the other organs. Also, there was minimum bowel manipulation required so they did not insert an NG tube for stomach suction. They did re-insert a new feeding NG tube.   So he should be on liquids tomorrow. And his goal tomorrow is to sit in a chair and to move around a little bit. So hooray for the successful surgery. Thank you all for the many thoughts and prayers!

Eli is resting now. He’s on continuous and ‘on-demand’ pain medicine. He’s pushed the demand button a few times this afternoon due to the pain. So today’s focus is to monitor the pain and watch it  subside a little hopefully.

If you are on Facebook, we tend to send small updates on a more regular basis. You can reach Eli’s page at.

That’s a shark head on his hand.

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10 Responses to Surgery went well

  1. Kimberly Tremmel says:

    So very thankful prayers were answered for a quick and successful surgery! Hugs and prayers to all!

  2. Lynn says:

    Praise God for answers to prayers!!!

  3. Marge says:

    So glad to hear the surgery went well. Will continue to pray for all of you.

  4. Lisa Donnelly says:

    Wonderful news of a successful surgery. Prayer continue for you all.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful news. Prayers for continued healing for little Eli. Hugs to your whole family!

  6. Uncle Buckwheat says:

    Awesome news! Praise God for answering prayers! Great job Eli for your acts of bravery!

  7. Auntie Karen says:

    Continuing to pray for a quick and complete recovery. Thanks for sharing this great news.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Praying so hard for Eli and you and all of your family

  9. Cindi Petre says:

    Praying and trusting you are all in God’s hands.

  10. Rick and Eileen Rakowski says:

    Cutest lil shark we ever saw. Praying for healing and very little pain. Bless you all!

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