Welcome to this Caring Bridge website. I am using it to keep family and friends updated on Jeff's recovery; texting and calling all of Jeff's fans is exhausting! I am also using this site so Jeff can be reminded that I was actually here helping him along!
Jeff had surgery Wednesday, September 13 to remove a mass from the Occipital Lobe of his brain. Dr. Harrin, Jeff's surgeon, removed the entire mass (which was the size of a golf ball). After a preliminary frozen biopsy, Dr Harrin diagnosed Astrocytoma. We will not know the grade of this cancer for 7-9 days after a more in depth lab analysis is performed. Prior to the surgery, Jeff lost 30% of his peripheral vision due to the tumor.
The surgery went well-the Dr. did discover Jeff's brain in case any one was wondering. Jeff is recovering remarkably well from his brain surgery, needed little pain medication and appreciated the latte I brought this morning. He is due to leave ICU and go to the main floor of the hospital today in Lewis Gale Hospital, in Salem, VA . He requests no visitors. Jeff is expected to spend about 5 days on the post surgical floor.
The future plan is for Jeff to come to Vermont and receive treatment at the University of Vermont Cancer Centre; he will be closer to Alec, in Ottawa, and in the north, eh?
I will update this site with any news. Sorry I cannot text and call people individually.
Please send all your light, love, and healing Jeff's way.
Grateful for your presence in our lives,
While this site, Caring Bridge, asks for donations, we are not asking for this. Buy Jeff a latte, he loves them :)