Todd is now out of surgery and recovering in the neurological ICU.
During the surgery, the doctors cut out a small sample of the tumor to analyze. The results came back inconclusive- meaning the pathologist could not determin if the tumor was indeed glioma (cancer) or inflamed brain tissue caused by seizures.
The neuro surgeon sent two more samples to two more, different pathologists and again both readings came back inconclusive. At that point the surgery was stopped and no more of the tumor was removed.
At this point the doctor still believes it is glioma, but until more conclusive test results come back, the tumor will remain. Until that time, Todd will remain in the neurological ICU.
The doctors are not expecting conclusive biopsy results from the samples until sometime Monday or Tuesday. If they operate again, it will most likely be Tuesday.
Essentially we are back to square one. Please continue to send emails with your love and support during this tough time and pray for conclusive results so that doctors know how to handle the situation.