Day 1 and great news!

Hi everyone,

Before I start this post, Dr. Einhorn just came in to say that Clay’s pathology report came back, and the tumor was pure teratoma. That is great news, because he expects that the surgery will be a 100% cure, and that Clay will not need any more treatment! We are praising God that He led us to this team of doctors and that the surgery was curative! God has been faithful to us throughout this whole process.

Clay has had a good day, relatively speaking- praise God for that! The doctors came around this morning and recommended that he sit up some and have clear liquids. He sat up twice in the chair today and did pretty well moving around, although it is painful to move. He was a little nauseated this morning, but he was able to drink lunch and keep it down. He still needs medicine for nausea and pain medicine fairly frequently, especially since his pain block has worn off now. His pain has been manageable, though.

We are so thankful that he was able to come to IN for the surgery; the doctors and nurses are taking great care of him! The nurse just removed the central line in his neck, so these are all good signs. πŸ™‚ The surgeon said that today will probably be his worst day, in terms of pain.

Clay wants me to thank you all again for your prayers and encouragement to us. We appreciate all the support from home and hope to be back soon!

Love,

Clay and Lauren

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7 responses to “Day 1 and great news!

  1. Praise the Lord!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to have you both back home but thankful God has you in awesome hands !!!!!!!! Love you guys!!!!

  2. Yea! Yea! Yea! All great news! Praise God! Can’t wait to hear your discharge date πŸ™‚

  3. Thinking of you both!!!! SO excited about all your good news!!!

  4. Praise the Lord!!!!!! Praying for a continued smooth recovery!!

  5. So very grateful. Can’t wait for the Kirkolls to reunite.

  6. GREAT NEWS !!!

    Wendell

  7. Excellent news! Here at asfa your penthouse (3rd floor) family miss you and I continue to keep you and your family in my prayers.

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