Today was a tough day, it didn't go perfect, but we did get a positive outlook. The most important thing is Tommy is recovering excellently in the surgical ICU, under Jay Hartford, the charge nurse, who I've known for 30 years.
The simple version is initial pathology results show its a favorable Wilms tumor, but wont be confirmed until next week. Bad news is the tumor is very adhesive and in order to protect the pancreas and other organs Dr. Shamberger thought it was best to sew Tommy up and begin a chemo regimen in hopes of shrinking the tumor, then go back in and take it out. We hope to start the chemo as soon as he recovers from today's surgery.
We are disappointed that we couldn't get it today but have some relief that the overall outcome points toward a likely treatable tumor.
Thanks for all of your support and prayers! Please keep the prayers coming, we have a battle on our hands. Tommy will be uncomfortable as the tumor is large and he will be battling a fever until we beat this back.
Thanks for all your love and support! We are so lucky to have such a great Family and Friends around us, I couldn't imagine doing this alone.