Apr 22

Back to UCLA …. again

Posted by admin in Surgery | Update

Evan went in to surgery around 2pm after a hold from a 12pm time. He had two nodules removed from the liver which ended up (so far as they can tell) being just extra liver cells that have clumped together. They are from first impression to be benign masses, but they are going to do further tests. The doctor said that they didn’t have to use cadaver abdominal muscles to close Evan because there was so much herniation that they had enough left to use his own, which isn’t normally the case.

“It was like Extreme Make Over, but with Evan” – Doctor

So in all they still have to do the testing on the lumps that were removed. It was a good thing I gave Evan an over sized liver piece, because they had to take a little with one of the nodules. We’re looking at a 10-14 day hospital stay depending, and then the physical recovery, which will be hard for Evan as he’s just turned 2 year’s old, but as big as some 3 and 4 year olds and he’s gonna want to move around!

So in all, a stressful day of stop and go with the appointment for surgery and waiting to find out the details. I did get to see them remove the catheter, brought back painful memories, blah…. but he’s humming and moaning and opening his eyes every so often which is good.

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