Saturday, August 11, 2007

Post-Op Update, Day 3 (and an idea)

Andy came out of surgery at around 10:30 or so, and went to the PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit). This is no surprise, we were expecting him to go to the PICU for a variety of reasons.

So what was going on? He had his biopsy today and had his port installed. So far so good. He's really being a trooper. He's hopped up on morphine right now, so basically if he wakes up it means he's in pain. At SSM, we don't like pain. Not at all. The second he shows signs of pain, he gets a bit more morphine.

We expect the results of the biopsy Monday afternoon, but we're pretty sure it will be hepatoblastoma. This would be good. Since this particular type of tumor is actually liver cells that went awry, it responds better to chemo.

More to follow on this subject.

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1 comment:

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