6/13/2018 6 Comments
Hello everybody, today is surgery day! Sawyer just went back to the OR. Surgeons called us in a bit earlier than expected but still anticipate the surgery lasting around 6 hours. We will try to update this post when we get updates.
Update 12:30 PM- The surgeons have started the procedure and are starting to move towards the tumor. Thing are going well and we should expect to hear more in 1-2 hours.
Update 2:40 PM- We were just informed things are going well. The Doctors are slowly making their way through to remove parts of the tumor that they can. Will probably be in surgery for a bit longer.
Update 4:40 PM - Doctors are still working on removing the tumor. They have mainly been working in his abdomen, but now are moving to remove what they can in his chest. They estimated it taking a few more hours . They said he is doing very good. Will do another update in a few hours!
Update 5:45 PM One of the surgeons just came in to the waiting area, they are done removing the tumor and closing up his chest and abdomen. She said the removed at least 50% of the tumor and was happy with the results. He will be transferred to the ICU when completed, and will likely keep the breathing tube in overnight as a method to reduce pain he would experience. They are unable to do an epidural block due to the location of the tumor along the spine. We are waiting for them to finish closing up the incision, before heading to post op, them ICU.
Update 7:00 PM Sawyer is out of surgery and being transferred to the ICU. The surgeons were pleased with the results of the surgery. Jen and I are waiting to be called to the room to see him. He will have the breathing tube in for at least tonight and maybe tomorrow which means he will be asleep. Total surgery lasted nearly 8 hours.
Update 6/14 9:15 AM. Hello everyone. Sawyer is doing well, and he had a good night. He is still on the ventilator be to let him rest today and limit his movements. He has such a large incision they do want to give it time to start to heal. He also did receive a lot of fluid which is pushing a little on his lungs, he is rather puffy and swollen he needs time to let those fluids absorb into his tissues. He is being given various drugs to keep him medically paralyzed as well as controlling his pain. The Drs. just rounded and it sounds like if he keeps progressing the way he has been they will be taking him off the ventilator tomorrow..
6/13/2018 09:32:21 am
Our prayers are with Sawyer and his doctors and for those who WAIT! We know that God is with all of you and our prayers continue. Love, John & Mary Jo
Devin and Tony
6/14/2018 09:27:26 am
Tony and I are glad Sawyer is doing well. We’re keeping Sawyer and your family in our thoughts and sending lots of positive vibes!!
6/14/2018 06:10:05 pm
Thinking about you guys - happy to see things are going well. Go Sawyer go!
6/15/2018 03:02:12 pm
Thinking of your family! Finn misses Sawyer dearly and is happy to know he is doing better. Always in our thoughts. Love Maggie, Ian and Finn
6/17/2018 07:24:40 am
Barretts are hoping Sawyer is recovering well. We’re thinking about you and praying for you. Happy Fathers Day, Jeremy!
6/18/2018 06:41:00 am
So glad to hear surgery went well and sending prayers for a quick recovery for Sawyer and for continuing strength for all. Always in my thoughts and prayers, take care!
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We are Jeremy and Jennifer Hunter, the loving parents of Sawyer and Calvin(Sawyer's little brother). We firmly believe that it family always comes first and would like to keep everyone updated through this site and this blog on the treatment and care of Sawyer during his fight against Neuroblastoma.