Monday, June 11, 2012

Doctor's Report

5:30 pm - Dennis is in recovery, responding to commands and has the breathing tube out.  His speech is affected at this point but that was expected.  In may improve in the next few days on its own or he may need some speech therapy.

The report from the doctor is very positive.  The tumor is a primary tumor which means it originated in the brain and is not from cancer at another site.  He feels he removed at least 95% and will know better after and MRI tomorrow.  These type of tumors are not classified as benign or malignant but rather are graded with low grades being the best.  Grade 1 are only in children so we are praying for a grade 2.  Follow-up treatment will be determined after we know the grade and MRI results.  Most likely we will know that on Wednesday.

They say Dennis will be up and moving tomorrow and most likely in ICU for about 24 hours.

I have known the peace that comes from the prayers on his behalf today.  Thank you all.


  1. Thank you for the update all good news our prayers are with you all!!!

  2. Great update. :) Prayers continuing.

  3. Ellen,

    So happy to hear Dennis came through surgery ok! I have been checking in frequently and continuing to pray.