Here is the text I got from Julie earlier:
Done. 85% of everything removed. Surgeon had choice expletives** for how she felt about the tumor! She's awesome and we love her honesty. Surgery was rough and she had to make some tough calls at times, but felt she was as aggressive as she could be and keep him alive. Bleeding was a major issue and he was treated as a trauma patient several times. He got 12 adult sized blood units (3x more than anticipated and more than twice his body's volume). The smaller tumors were just mush and she scooped out as much as possible. His original horizontal scar was reopened and an additional vertical one was made from sternum down to the base of his abdomen. He is on a ventilator and will be heavily sedated be for a few days. We are relieved and grateful that so much was debulked. She took a picture for me and it's impressive. I'll have to think about posting on the blog because it's a nasty looking
bugger. Perhaps just let me know if you want to see it and I'll shoot you an email.
I can't wait to see the photos! I just got off the phone with Julie. She and Ryan are with William in his room. As we talked, she was eating fries from Jack's Urban Eats and telling me about the wonderful lunch they had at the French restaurant near the hospital. I am glad they are taking care of themselves today. Julie's mom flew in last night and I got to talk with her and Julie until far too late in the night. She is so wonderful and I know it helps Ryan and Julie knowing that the boys are in such loving hands.
Thank you all for your blog comments, Facebook comments, and your thoughts and prayers; they mean so much to Julie and Ryan.
**And Julie told me which expletives were used by Will's surgeon and I can verify they were all appropriately used.