Marisa says: Thanks to all for the prayers, well wishes, thoughts and good vibes today. I swear I can feel them surrounding us. Surgery went well and Scott is now settled in his room. I would say comfortably, but we are still working to get on top of the pain. However, we will get there. He’s got a gastric tube for today to ensure his stomach stays empty to allow the incision to heal. Hopefully it will come out tomorrow.
Surprisingly, there was no lopping involved! It was explained that the surgeon made a slit in the jejunum and hooked it directly up to the stomach, without detaching the duodenum. So, now the food has a new route and obstruction will no longer be an issue. He also took a look around and saw no evidence of disease in the peritoneum (good!) and lopped off (okay — I guess there was a little bit of lopping) a tumor on his liver “since he was in there.” Very little evidence of metastatic disease in the abdominal cavity, which is a very good thing.
Scott is surprisingly alert given that we had to be up at 4:15am. Just ice chips today. Going for sips of clears tomorrow.
Now to get the healing done so we can work on getting into a trial…here we go!
And as for those BIG prayers…keep ’em coming!