Update: Tuesday night, 10 p.m.
Thank you friends for your prayers!
Elise posted the following an hour ago:
Surgery is over and the news is good! Dr. G was able to remove all tumor that he is able to see. It appears from the flash pathology that it is a grade 2 ependymoma and peeled off of all walls nicely. All I can say is our Doctor is a miracle worker and so are all of Cooper’s fans! Your prayers and good vibes worked! Cooper will be sedated until tomorrow where he will have an MRI to determine if there are any other sites where the tumor may have penetrated, but Dr. G felt that he was able to get it all based on what he could see. There was a small complication with a pin sinking into an area where the radiation had occurred which he repaired – we can deal with that, one more scar to add to his battle wounds – my little warrior.
Now we work to get him healed and on to Chemo to knock this bad boy out of the field!
Love to you all – your prayers did reach the heavens!
The war isn’t over yet, but a very significant battle was won today.
Thankful is the only word I can think of to express how I feel right now. I’m sure many who love Cooper are going to bed tonight thankful.
And thank you to those of you, my friends, who joined us on the front line of the battlefield today. There is truly strength in numbers … in battles and in prayer.