First of all we would like to say thank you to everyone who has kept us in their thoughts and prayers today.
Cheyenne was taken in to surgery around 9 this am. She was not impressed with me, she kept asking me to take her home. Last week she told me she would "keep 'bumpy', he is getting small and I really don't want the dr to cut me with a sharp knife". In all fairness it was slightly overwhelming walking into a OR room with over 10 people staring at you. The surgery today is being done in two parts. The tumor was successfully removed with 'mimimal' nerve damage to her face(they won't know for sure until after surgery). The doctors then waited until the got back a frozen section pathology report from the margin tissues. They came to let us know that the preliminary results said cancer was not in surrounding tissue(final results will take approx a week). They are going ahead with a scalp rotation and skin graft; however, they are not going to be filling the empty cavity with flesh as previously thought. Because they had to remove tissue right to the bone, there would be no blood supply for the tissue to connect to and be nourished by. Cheyenne will have a depression/hollow at this sight. When her chemo (and possibly radiation) is complete she will then have further plastics work done. I will update gain this evening and let you alll know how the remainder of the surgery has went.
Thanks again, Sonya, David and Cheyenne