Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Fr. Bill here …
It is just about 11 PM. We just finished speaking with Fr. Steve’s main surgeon.
There will still be another hour before Fr. Steve will be finished with surgery; then, there’s recovery time before being moved to the critical care unit.
His doctor was pleased with the surgery and indicated that the mass took quite a bit longer to remove than expected. She was confident that they were able to remove it all without removing any bones, major arteries or nerves.
We thank God that there are no major complications with his surgery. As his doctor mentioned, Fr. Steve is going to be quite sore for a time after this surgery.
Due to the lateness of the hour, Fr. Steve will be transferred to the recovery hospital around midday tomorrow. He will remain in critical care until he is ready to move to a regular surgical recovery unit. We will keep you posted regarding his recovery progress.
Fr. Steve’s dad and mom continue to express their gratitude to God for the capable hands during his surgery and for the prayers of so many who have been praying for him over these past several months, especially during this very long day for us all.
On their behalf, we thank you for all your support, love and prayers. We can go home now, tired from the day and rest well with grateful hearts that all has gone as well as possible for Fr. Steve’s surgery. THANKS BE TO GOD!