This is a message from Miki (Carly's mom) about the surgery yesterday.
Dr Hanna said he spent 2 hrs trying to pinpoint the area and even find the tumor (it is cancer...another mesenchymal chondrosarcoma). It said it was actually hidden in a little pouch area. He took out what he could visibly see. There is a section, the base of the sphenoid sinus, that he could not tell if it was clean or not. To the visible eye it looked clean, but the only way to know is to take the bone. But he can't, because it protects the optic nerve and carotid artery. So he left it. He had to. He said the surgery went better than he had hoped, but it was very delicate, and somewhat risky. I know God was guiding him today!
She did end up having a spinal fluid leak, which is a risk of this surgery. He patched it and said she should be fine. He is keeping her overnight as a precaution to check her eyesight. So far so good, but she could swell which would cause eye sight issues. He called Dr Pressey while sitting with us and they discussed the case. So now Dr Pressey will go to work, planning the next steps.
Thanks to everyone for your continued giving and prayers--I know God has a plan for Carly and her family!!!
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