Friday, May 28, 2010

Tara is out of surgery!

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!


Michelle said...

That is soooo awesome! Thanks for the update Becky. I've looked on this blog so many times today waiting very impatiently for some news. Thanks for posting. Give Tara a big hug. : ) : ) : )

Heidi said...

That is wonderful, wonderful news!!! Just what we were hoping to hear today.

Avon said...

I am so glad that everything went so well. Awesome news!! Love you!!

Gpa and Gma Adams said...

Yea.....deep breath it's over! So many people who care will now be breathing easier. Go Tara, Josh, Bishop and Becky we are so happy.
Love, Pam & Blake

Jean said...

Love to hear the great news! Way to go Tara and team!

Susan said...

The Dyar's are so happy. Actually, I am the only one home right now, but I know they will all be pleased--especially Shauni!

Laura said...

Tara & Becky,
Thanks for sharing with us your amazing journey. I went on the blog twice today looking for the results. I was so happy to read how things are going. You have so many followers that love and care about you! Please know that the Crandalls are happy to do anything we can to help in any way!
The Crandall Family

Susan said...

Hooray! Hooray! So glad to hear the news. As for the apple juice, remember, and apple (juice) a day keeps the doctor away.

Love, Glenn and Susan

Kerisa said...

So glad to hear that surgery went well! We'll keep you all in our prayers. We love you!
-Kerisa, Boyd, Morgan and Dylan

Nicole Hatfield said...

yay! so glad to hear everything went well!

Mandy&Dave said...

Thanks so much for the updates!! Been thinking of and praying for you guys. I'm so relieved to hear that everything went so well! I'm glad to hear that everyone had the peace Tara asked for in her last post before surgery. Take care and know that there are still loads and loads of prayers headed your way!!

Love, Mandy (Miller) Clive

Makay said...

WOW! I am crying tears of joy to hear she is fine. :) YAY TARA! You are so strong, and you are definently in my prayers. :)

love, makay

Ladd said...

That is the BEST news ever! So happy to hear that the surgery went well! So happy to hear that you are already doing so well! We are all very happy here at our house and I can't wait to share the fabulous news with Preston. We love you and your family. Thank you for sharing your amazing journey with us. Your faith has lifted us in many ways. We hope the recovery time is speedy!
The Williams Family

Rebecca said...

all of the Peifers have been praying for you and following your progress. We are so happy you did well during and after the surgery. What a kind doctor to keep you looking your best. We will see you soon. God be with you and keep you always. Love Becky Peifer