Randy's Road to Recovery
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16 contributors
4 Years running
On Thursday, November 28th we took my dad to the ER for what we thought was high blood pressure combined with a stomach bug. Within an hour, they had diagnosed him with a massive brain tumor. We were rushed from the Village at Pelham to ...

On Thursday, November 28th 2013, we took my dad to the ER for what we thought was high blood pressure combined with a stomach bug. Within an hour, they had diagnosed him with a massive brain tumor. We were rushed from the Village at Pelham to Greenville Memorial Hospital by ambulance. On Saturday, November 30th, they performed the first brain surgery going through dad's nose. The tumor, although benign was too large to completely be removed. This is the largest pituitary tumor that the neurosurgeons have seen. The surgeon described what they have already taken out as a medium baked potato, approximately 4"x3". On December 5th, dad underwent a full craniotomy to try and remove the rest. The surgery took 4 1/2 hours and while in recovery, dad had an extremely difficult time waking up. At one point, we were unsure that he would. 3 days later, dad still wasn't coming around like the doctors had hoped and the biggest reason was because of fluid building up on his brain. So on December 8th, they performed ANOTHER full craniotomy to relieve the fluid in dad's head. The surgery was successful and dad came out of surgery with 39 more staples and a drain in his head. 23 days after being admitted and after 3 brain surgeries in 8 days time, they let us bring dad home. Currently, he is unable to see but we are hoping that over a 6 month period, a lot of his vision will return. Dad will have physical therapy and home health to aid in his recovery. As most of you already know, we lost our mom in November 2011. A household went from two paychecks down to one. I am setting up a donations page where friends and family can help support dad. This money will be used for medical expenses, groceries, utilities and other household expenses. No amount is too small. We so greatly appreciate everyone who has been here for us the last couple of years and especially now. We love you all dearly and thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

update: 04/29/2014- Dad will begin radiation this week on Thursday (05/01/2014) and will have a long road ahead of him. Please continue to keep him and our family in your prayers. Thank you so much again to everyone that has helped us get this far. I am sending out thank-you's every chance I get. You have no clue how much we appreciate you all.

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