Today was a long, long day but such a wonderful day as Jordan’s surgery went very well!! We spent the first half of the day trying to entertain a hungry, fasting child as we were shuttled between appointments with cardiology and audiology in order to prepare for chemotherapy next week. We were already exhausted when the surgery started at 3:00 pm. Fortunately, Dr. Bergman was able to remove the ENTIRE tumor as well as put in the semi-permanent catheter for chemotherapy. The tumor was 3 inches long , way too big for such a little girl. The entire procedure lasted just under three hours.
Craig and I went to recovery, excited to see our baby girl and ecstatic about the surgery results. Unfortunately, Jordan ended up being in recovery longer than she was in surgery as we didn’t leave to go up to her room until almost 10:00 pm. Jordan had some issues with her respiratory rate, but luckily Dr. Spiteri, her anesthesiologist, was able to address the issue. We were very lucky to have two physicians who were so caring towards our daughter and did excellent jobs treating her today. Jordan is in her room now, with a billion tubes hooked up to her, but seems to be doing well.
We are so thankful that God answered our prayers today with the surgery, but we are now awaiting the results of the tumor pathology that will ultimately dictate Jordan’s treatment plan. We should have the results and begin treatment by next week. Thank you for all the prayers and words of encouragement...they have meant so much to us as we prepared for today. We ask that you please keep our daughter in your prayers during this next week of waiting and planning.