Jul 29, 2021 Latest post:
Mar 29, 2022
On July 6, 2021, Scott had an MRI that our family doctor (Dr. Moritz - who we love) ordered due to some cognitive issues that Scott was experiencing. It was discovered that he had a rather large meningioma tumor nestled between the two lobes of his brain. His neurosurgeon, Dr. Yin Hu (we love him, too) felt the tumor had been there for several years and was not cancerous. Since Scott's symptoms were not immediately life threatening, Dr. Hu preferred to have the surgery scheduled for a morning surgery so he would be fresh and because it could take a long time. We were thankful for that decision.
On July 27, 2021, Scott had surgery at University Hospital in Cleveland to remove the tumor. The surgery lasted 9.5 hours, and Dr. Hu and his team was able to remove 95-99% of the tumor. What was left behind was in a spot that would cause harm if it were removed. Pathology reports that are due next week will tell us if any further treatment will be needed.
The surgery went as planned. We were told in advance that there was a possibility that Scott wouldn't be able to move his left arm and/or leg after the surgery. This would most likely be a temporary condition as the brain heals from the trauma of the surgery. After surgery, Scott was unable to move his left arm or leg, but has feeling in both, which is a great sign.
Although this is a scary thing, Scott insisted that we don't worry until we have something to worry about. So far everything is progressing as it should. Unfortunately, we are learning that recovery from head issues is a slow process, and we have to just stay the course. We cannot thank you enough for your outpouring of love, prayers, support, positive thoughts, etc... that you have been sharing with Scott and the rest of our family. We truly feel the encirclement of love that you have shared. It is our intention to keep you posted on Scott's progress here in the event that we inadvertently miss responding to a text, email, phone message, etc...