I will post updates on this post as they come out to talk to us.
First incision at 11:30. So far he is doing well.
The orthopedic surgeon is putting in the titanium prosthesis and he also did a biopsy of some soft tissue to send to the lab to see if the cancer spread from the bones into his tissue. Robbie’s vitals are good. The plastic surgeon has been paged and she will take another 3 hours after she starts. They expect Dr Lin to come and update us within the next hour.
Dr Lin is still working on putting the titanium prosthesis in Robbie’s leg. The plastic surgeon is getting his thigh ready to take skin to use for a skin graft on his leg.
We just met with Dr Lin
Robbie’s prosthesis is cemented in place and his leg muscle has been moved to the front of his leg. He needed multiple units of blood and platelets during surgery.
The incision is mostly closed except the biopsy area which needs the skin graft completed.
Dr Lin said visually the tumor looks like it has had good response to chemo, but we won’t get the pathology results for 3 weeks. He expects Robbie to rest a lot the next few days. His leg will need a brace when he is allowed to walk again, but it is sturdy enough to bare weight now. The big thing is to heal the incision and watch his blood counts and watch for infection. He will probably need more units of blood and platelets this week.
They hope he will be in the recovery room in an hour.
8:00 in the recovery room.
He is still in the recovery room. They are waiting for Dr Linn to come back to the hospital. Robbie has a very weak pulse in his right foot and not much feeling. This is the leg that had surgery. Lynn is staying with him. Jim and I are returning to the hotel. Jim is getting a bad cold.