Aaron had an early 9AM doctors appointment at Albany Med. After a light breakfast it was off to the appointment, then a trip to his new home in Mechanicville to cut some grass and take care of some items around the house. Aaron had a good appointment. His sutures (staples) were removed and the doctors disussed the next phase. Not sure yet, we should know more Friday, however it looks like surgery will take place anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks, which would bring us out 4 to 6 weeks from the initial surgery. Donna mentioned sooner would be better than later, if of course the doctors thought that would be best for Aaron. This operation is going to be quite a bit more serious than the last operation for 2 main reasons. The first, in that the tumor is much larger, and secondly, the tumor lies over the Sylvian Fissure, which supplies the blood to the brain. He will attempt to remove the entire tumor, however if he cannot he will remove what he feels he can do so safely. At this point we don't know what the treatment options would be if the tumor is not removed entirely. We will cross that bridge "IF" we come to it, but by the Grace of GOD prayerfully we will not need to address that option. Also due to the location of the tumor, there is a greater chance of a stroke. Lastly, Aaron is becoming increasingly disoriented. The doctors are cutting down on the steriods, so prayerfully this will help Aaron.
As you pray for Aaron, please keep these specific petitions before the throne. That the Tumor does not have any involvement with the blood vessels. That there is NO stroke. That the tumor is completely removed. That Aaron regains ALL his faculties.
From the entire Lucrezio Family, thank you so much for storming the gates of heaven on behalf of Aaron. Although these days are uncertain, intimidating and sometimes downright frightening, GOD is definitely in control and faithful. He promised He would not leave us comfortless, and He hasn't.
Love to all from, Fred, Donna, Elizabeth, Aaron, Jennifer, Jordan and Nathan.