Hello, all. This is Rachel, your update guide, speaking...
Surgery went well and the surgeon says he got it all. It was a little bigger than he expected, but there were no complications or problems. They were able to reattach the colon just fine. The surgery itself took about 4 hours. She went under at 10:30 or so and we didn't get to see her til after 6. It was a really long day, but we made it. Dad is still there along with my aunt and grandma. I'm not sure when they'll kick them out, but I am sure Dad will stay as long as he can! Mom was doing ok, but she was thirsty and sucking on ice chips. We won't know anything else as far as staging or if any lymph nodes are affected til the pathology report comes, which won't be til next Tuesday or Wednesday - looong wait for us! The best news would be that it has not spread to any of the lymph nodes.
We truly appreciate all your prayers and concern! Please don't forget to pray for my dad and sisters as they go through all this. Thank you! We'll post another update when there is one!