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Goliath Removal

November 21, 2011

After about four hours of being in the operating room, David is out of surgery and sleeping in recovery.  The Doctor said surgery went well.  He did have two seizures during the operation but the doctor did not seemed concerned except that he would be more tired when he wakes up.

They were able to remove a tennis ball-size of tumor, but there is still some tumor left that is near the left side motor skills area of his brain.  It will take a week to get results on the tumor itself and what it is, which will determine our next steps.  As the Doc says “diagnosis determines prognosis.”

It is about 6:25 now and we should be able to see him in about an hour.  He will be in ICU all night as they monitor his vitals.  If he has full motion on both sides of his body, he will be moved out of ICU tomorrow.

Continued prayers for no side effects of surgery when he wakes up, full movement, and of course that we find out the tumor is benign and he has no more seizures!

We are humbled and blessed by all the love and support and prayers, and continue to have faith in complete healing for David.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. Cheryl Wickline permalink
    November 21, 2011 6:52 pm

    Continued prayer here for David.

  2. November 21, 2011 7:07 pm

    Atta boy! Strong like bull! Now, get some rest and heal!

  3. Marci Predmore permalink
    November 21, 2011 7:17 pm

    I was just wondering how the surgery went- thanks for doing this.
    Will keep praying

  4. Tina Longwell permalink
    November 21, 2011 7:39 pm

    Hello, I received a note from a friend-Amy Russell asking for prayers. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless all of you and bless ylur wonderful family. Stay positve.

  5. vickey permalink
    November 21, 2011 7:41 pm

    Praise the Lord. God takes care of his children. No one will touch David unless God allows. We will pray for him.

  6. Andrew permalink
    November 21, 2011 8:04 pm

    Tennis ball? Are you kidding!? Wow. It is a wonder that there were no headaches or worse side effects. Dave will come out of this thing on top. Still praying.

  7. The Craig Family permalink
    November 21, 2011 8:07 pm

    We are believing with you that God has already done the complete healing. Today was just the first GIANT step in realizing that actuality! You are all in our hearts and prayers! The Craig Family

  8. Carol Van Noy permalink
    November 21, 2011 8:54 pm

    Prayin for you David and your family. Miracle stuff. You are such an awesome person. love you.

  9. November 21, 2011 9:13 pm

    I’m so glad the surgery went well. Contined prayer for continued positive results!

  10. Rhonda Lowe permalink
    November 22, 2011 11:55 am

    Dear David & Family:
    Thinking of you and wishing you well. Will keep you in our thoughts & prayers. Please let us know if there is anything you need. Warm Regards, Rhonda & Ron Lowe

  11. Rhonada Yanko permalink
    November 22, 2011 1:02 pm

    Hello Jessica,
    I am a friend of Joanna and Brian. I met you guys the last time we were in Washington. I am so glad to hear the surgery went well. Our family has been praying for you all since we heard of the news. We will continue to pray for his prognosis. Many blessing to you all:)

    Rhonada Yanko

  12. Erik Highland permalink
    November 22, 2011 5:12 pm

    David, Keri and Sue,

    You are amazing people and this is great news. David is strong and has the power of so many good people behind him I am confident everything will be fine. The Highlands have been praying for him, and we don’t really even pray, LOL. But just the power of posititive thinking feels like it makes a difference, we will continue to do that, please keep us all updated.


  13. tont topacio permalink
    November 22, 2011 6:14 pm

    my wife works with David and she always speaks very.highly of him. We will keep him in our prayers for his safe and speedy recovery. God bless. Tony Topacio

  14. Debbie Yaros permalink
    November 22, 2011 7:03 pm

    We are all praying for Dave’s complete recovery and healing. I’m so glad the surgery went well.
    Hang in there Jessica.

  15. Rollin/Helen Carlson permalink
    November 23, 2011 7:22 am

    Thanks for the update. We don’t know the family well. But…..we know of the family through two of our sons, Mark and Steve. Who we do know is our mighty GOD! Be assured of our prayers and strong support. God is good! God is able! He loves us more than we ever know. Rollin and Helen Carlson.

  16. Justin permalink
    November 23, 2011 10:43 am

    Hang in there David! So happy everything went well! You’re in the thoughts of SO many people, and everyone’s confident you’ll be back to normal soon!

    Love ya man!

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