UPDATE On Morgan HastyRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jul 18 2012 11:54 PM
Meeting with surgeons
Written 14 hours ago by Mitzi Hasty
David, Morgan, and I were able to meet with 3 surgeons Monday in Birmingham. We met with a resection doctor (Dr. Carroll - he will remove the tumors), a plastic surgeon (Dr. Rosenthal), and a neurosurgeon (Dr. Markert). They had all seen Morgan's scans prior to our meeting. They went over a lot of things with us about the plan for surgery. While they have a plan, they really will not know exactly what they are dealing with until after they start surgery. They told us that most likely, the surgery will take all day - not that they will be operating on her all day, but with all of the people involved, it will be a long process. The best scenario will be that the tumors will come out easily and that her jaw is in good condition to where they do not have to reconstruct it. If they have to fix her jaw, they will graph bone from the lower part of her leg to do the reconstruction. The neurosurgeon will come into play depending on how far the new tumor reaches. This will obviously be a very crucial area. Her cavernous sinus, which houses a carotid artery and very important eye and facial nerves, could be affected by the tumor. Depending on where the tumor is in this area, the surgeon may decide not to try to remove that part of the tumor. After surgery, if the surgeons are not comfortable with what is left, Morgan will have to have radiation done to that area.
Also, an important date change: Morgan's surgery has been moved to Tuesday, August 7th.
While this can be very overwhelming, we continue to trust in God and His plan. On this earth, this will never make sense, but we know the God who made this entire universe made Morgan as well. He has never made a mistake and while we don't understand His ways, He is in control and we will hold on to that.
Thank you so much for your prayers for Morgan and our family! Thank you also for lifting up the surgeons and everyone that will be involved in the surgery and recovery.