Garrett had surgery yesterday to remove the cancerous testicle. They really felt that if they removed it now they can still get the pathology on the cancer. That has been the biggest worry for the doctors to this point. It is something less than 1% of the time that they start treatment without a tissue sample of the cancer. Because of all of the problems that Garrett had with the blood clots and stuff they just couldn't get one without it being too risky. Well, after two rounds of Chemo and his blood right where they want it they decided now would be a good time.
Mom and Dad drove Garrett down to SLC to the same IHC hospital where he stayed at the beginning. They met with the same Urologist that met with them when Garrett was there the first time. He is a really great doctor and they really felt like he knew Garrett's case best. He was taken into surgery around 1:30pm. It is just a quick surgery only lasting about an hour and 15 minutes. Afterwords he was transferred to a recovery room. After about 4 hours he was awake and keeping food down so they released him.
So, Garrett is at home but is unable to move around for a few days. He has to sleep in a reclined position for about 3 days. He is also in a little bit of pain from the surgery. He is doing very well though. The surgery went just as they had hoped.
He was supposed to be playing in the Shrine Football game next Monday. Since he will be unable to play, they still asked if he would come. So Mom and Dad will be taking him up to Boise on Monday with a wheelchair so that Garrett can attend the Shrine game.
Also, I will post about Garrett's graduation as soon as my Dad emails me the photos. :)