Thursday, March 10, 2011

PICU day 2

Liam is doing well. He will remain sedated for pain management for a few days. The doctor is planning to remove the breathing tube this afternoon.

It will take a few weeks to get the pathology results back, but from initial results it looks like the surgeon got a clear margin. This means a "rim" of healthy tissue was removed with the tumor. In the places where this "rim" was smaller was near dead tumor from the chemo, all live tumor cells appeared to be a good distance from the healthy tissue.

Liam lost about 60% of his liver. He also lost a lot of blood, during the surgery he was transfused his entire volume of blood. This was expected, the liver is a very vascular organ. He has been getting a steady stream of plasma because when he lost his blood he lost his clotting factors, those were not replenished with the transfusions.

He is resting comfortably right now. Sorry I do not know how to upload pics from the iPad. I'll add some from home later.

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  1. Constantly thinking about Liam and you and your families! Thank you the updates. You're such a strong mommy!!! (Although im sure you don't feel that way sometimes). Lots of love from the wilsons!

  2. So good to hear!! Thinking of you guys everyday!

  3. Happy Belated Birthday to Liam-stay strong baby boy- the world is your oyster and is waiting for you!!