Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Nick will undergo laproscropic surgery tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. (we have to check in at 6:00 a.m. - mercy!) to remove half of his pancreas and his spleen. We anticipate the surgery to last three to four hours. Amazingly, Dr. Mulvihill predicts Nick will only spend one night in the hospital, maybe two. Within two weeks, he will be able to do anything he wants. Dr. M makes it sound so simple...

We finally received confirmation from Boston to take the lead as Nick's oncologist. Dr. Albritton's last day at Dana Farber is July 29th, so we will try to meet with her and Dr. Grier on the 27th or 28th, depending upon Nick's healing progress. Dr. Grier will oversee Nick's treatment from that point forward in conjunction with Dr. Gouw at Huntsman. Yay!

We will keep everyone updated tomorrow. Thank you all in advance for your prayers, positive thoughts and energy for Nick's benefit. We are all feeling very optimistic right now!

With enormous gratitude,


1 comment:

Chris Ulvin said...

Dear Lori,
I've read ahead - lots to be thankful for as surgery was successful and Nick is home. If I was given the opportunity to see into the future - I hope I would say "No Thank You" - maybe knowing the future would eliminate some of our worry but we would lose all the joy of surprise blessings - like when and what Nick's Fairy Godmothers are going to show up as. Love to all, aunt Chris