Friday, March 25, 2011

The Waiting Begins

Dad and Crew
Dad was rolled into surgery a few minutes ago. 

Status: The surgeon reported some great news!  The images from the Functional MRI were exceptionally clear.  Dad's speech and language center is located on the right side of his brain.  The Deathstar is centered on the left side of the brain.  According to this Wikipedia link on the Language Center, for 98% of people, the language center is in the brain hemisphere opposite of the dominate hand.  Since dad is right-handed, you would expect his language center to be on the left side.  This makes dad a 2% exception!  Boy are we happy about that! The surgeon was highly confident that they would be able to remove almost the entire tumor.   That is REALLY great news.  The images were so clear that the Surgeon felt he could shave an hour off the surgery.

Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.  More to come soon.


  1. Yay!!!!! That's so great to hear!

  2. We hope the news just keeps getting better. We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers today.

  3. MoM B. is Deb Bills> Katie's mom.

  4. That is wonderful news! We have been thinking of all of you since we heard about all of this.
    Heidi McCabe (and family) (used to be Kinsman)