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On Monday March 18th, our mother was rushed by ambulance to Glen Cove Hospital after collapsing in her home. The doctors at Glen Cove Hospital found a mass in her head and then transported her to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. After a CT scan and MRI, it was confirmed that there was a tangerine sized tumor pressing against her brain and the pressure is what caused her to collapse. The tumor was found behind her left eye, pressing against the brain. She had an 8 hour surgery yesterday (Tuesday March 19th) and is now in the neurological ICU. She’s been intubated since she’s been here and has a drainage tube draining fluid from her brain. After surgery, the surgeon said that from what he can see and from his professional opinion, the tumor appears not to be cancerous, but we can’t rule that out. They are sending the tumor to pathology for further testing for a more definitive result. She’s currently sedated and as of now, not responding to any commands. The ICU team of doctors and surgeons feel that the surgery was successful, but being this involves the brain, anything can happen at any time. She still has a very long road ahead of her. Please keep our mom in your thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.