May 10, 2022

The surgery was very smooth. Dr. Abramson said that it was less complicated than he anticipated. He also reported that the mass growing behind the eye was more significant (larger in size) than the eye itself. In our follow-up appointment today (5/10), we learned that the diagnosis is still unclear, but the blood vessels and muscles in her eye were intertwined with the tumor. For this reason, everything was removed, including the eye itself. The enucleation was a success in the respect that all of the tumor that was visible to the eye was removed. Unfortunately, due to a scheduling conflict, the spinal tap and bone marrow biopsy was not completed at the time of surgery. These procedures are especially important to discern if there are any cancer cells located in any other part of her body and will gauge the level of severity and aggressiveness needed for treatment. Hopefully, we can have those completed this week. 

Thank you all again for your continued support.