Mom came through surgery with out any complications.
All the bone around the tumor was completely deteriorated and the doctor was able to remove it.
Screws and 2 rods were put in her bones to secure her back. The doctor had been very, very concerned that her bones were strong enough to hold the screws.
The cancer had not spread into the spinal cord, so there was no loss of spinal fluid or blood. The first
quick biopsy indicates this tumor would not have responded to chemo or radiation, so he felt we made
the right decision to have it surgically removed. He also said she could have had the tumor for 15 years or so, which means it is a very slow growing cancer. They will be doing further testing to make sure this is the case.
We saw her quickly in the intensive care unit before we came home (which was 1:00 AM) and she looked so much better than I thought she would look. They had already remove the breathing tube and she talked to us. We certainly came home much more peaceful than we had the night before.
I can't thank you enough for your prayers. God certainly heard them and I am giving Him all the praise!!!!
She still has a long road ahead of her and we pray that the wound heals and she does not get infection.
Thank you again my friends!!!