Thinking & Feeling

“The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.” Horace Walpole

Thursday, 22 April 2010

C-toma op update

Sjoe hectic.

He went into theatre at 13:00 and was in till almost 17:00 - close to 4 hours!

The doc said it was WAY worse than he thought it was going to be. He is feeling quite sad about it. Because he feels sorry for Quinn! Not a good sign... He says we are 'going to be friends for a long time'.

The Cholesteotoma cyst was about as big as it could have been and was everywhere. It has eroded a lot of his bones etc and done a lot of damage. While extracting the c-toma he had to sacrifice a bit of his 'tasting' nerve. So his taste perception on the right side of his tongue will be affected.

He also found a problem in the left ear when looking at the CT scan and was going to investigate it. But 'forgot' in the end after dealing with the right one. He was under for too long anyway though so exploring that one today wasn't a good idea.

Quinn was ok when he woke up, although he really struggled to wake up. But then the pain set in and he was really battling. He was totally not performing but was visibly in agony. So hard to see and deal with. He wasn't allowed to drink anything or have any meds. He's had too much stuff during the op and it needs to work it's way out first.

I needed to soothe him to sleep so he could stop feeling the pain.

I've popped into home to grab a jersey, bite to eat and get Griff and we go back to see him shortly.

I am finished!


  1. Big Hugs from Berlin to the three of you!

  2. OMW Jane... what an ordeal for you all!
    I'll be praying for you.

  3. It sounds rough!! Thinking of you both. I hope he gets some sleep and can be given pain meds soon!

  4. What an ordeal - at least it is over. I hope the pain got under control and slept well.

  5. Wow...what a long op. Poor little guy. I hope he recovers quickly.

  6. JANE! I am an idiot! I never updated my reader and still asked Sally the other day if she saw you cos you havent blogged in ages :(

    I am sorry!!