Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Surgery today

We are in the surgery waiting area waiting for an update from the surgeon. Nick went back at about 7:30 a.m.

We were able to meet with the surgeon yesterday at his pre-admission testing appointment. He seems like a good doctor and he's dealt with bilateral Wilms tumors before. But he said that Nicks case was the worst he had ever seen.

Nicks tumors are shrinking towards his blood vessels, or the tree trunk of the kidney.

More bad news, they are inoperable.

The best hope we have now is that chemotherapy and radiation will shrink them away completely.
This surgery is a big deal. It's going to determine a lot. It will also make Nick's staging change. He will now be at stage 4 instead of 5. It sounds better but when you look at the staging it's actually worse.

I will update as soon as he's out of recovery I get a chance. Please pray!!


  1. Praying for Nick today! I hope everything goes as well as possible!

  2. The Mccabe FamilyJune 29, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    our prayers are with You and your family!