This is Becky updating the blog for Tara. Tara was in surgery for about 6 hours today. Tara is now in the ICU unit recovering from surgery. She will probably be here for 24-48 hours. She's already complaining about her room and ready to move.
She is downing apple juice faster than she should - and she's speaking normally
and seems to be doing well.
The surgeon said that he was able to remove all of the tumor. He does not think
that she will have any loss of her senses at all. He tested her during the surgery and her senses responded well. She may experience some weakness on her left side during recovery; but it should come back. We will not know until the pathology report in 5 days if Tara will need any further treatment to make sure this tumor does not come back or that the cells grow back. The surgeon seemed very positive - things went as he expected. He did not take too much hair - she still looks like our pretty Tara. She will have a few spots that are thin; but all is well. The first report shows the tumor was indeed a glioma. (not sure on the spelling).
Tara has a "team" of doctors, researchers, nurses, etc. working on her and they are all great. I don't even know how many people have helped in her healing process - but thanks to all of them. I know that the last test she took yesterday required 5 more hours of work by the technicians into the evening to finish the brain mapping needed for surgery.
We feel at peace and feel that even if further treatment is needed in the
future; that Tara will recover fully. We thank you all so very much for your
fasting, prayers, and love. We know that is what has held us up through these
past 2 weeks. We felt a spirit of peace this morning as Tara was in surgery.
We love you all so much!