Guest writer: Nick Ogle
Despite an encouraging PET/CT report from Tuesday's trip to OHSU, a CT scan taken at Good Sam on Saturday showed a large tumor on the right side of Peter's brain located in his parietal and temporal lobes. Because of its size and the swelling caused by it, Peter is undergoing surgery to remove it today in Providence Portland Medical Center. Because melanoma brain tumors bleed, there is a lot of blood clotting in the area surrounding the tumor, which will also be removed.
We are thankful that the tumor is on the right side of the brain, Peter's nondominant side. This means his speech and memory should remain unaffected by the surgery.
We expect Peter to be in the ICU for the next couple days as he recuperates and is monitored closely.
Hold him in your prayers.