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.
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