Deb and I just spoke with the surgeon. He said the growth on Eric's jaw looks like an infected gland/lymph node that was infected and encapsulated itself. There was a bunch of pus in the center of the gland. They took some tissue from the gland, as well as a culture from the fluid/pus, and sent those to the lab. We will not know for certain for a couple of days-until the lab has time to do its work--but preliminary diagnosis looks good. He will come home with us today ... no stitches/small incision.
Thank you for keeping us in your prayers. OUR GOD IS SOOOOOOO GOOD!!
More later ... we're going back to see Eric in just a minute or two.