We met with the doctor today and there are a few things we weren't expecting. Once they begin the procedure tomorrow, they will look to see what is causing the cysts. It is filled with fluid from the pancreas but they do not know how or why the fluid is filling the cysts. There are a few possibilities and I don't know how to explain them. But, if the cause is one option, they will have to remove a portion of his pancreas or the cysts will continue to return. Dr. Tarnasky said the removal will not be as serious as it could be since Mike is already diabetic. If they find that this is necessary, they will wake him up and we will discuss options. He indicated that the removal surgery could happen quickly. The recovery is one week. I'm not sure if that is one week in the hospital or just one week out of work, in bed, etc. If the removal is not necessary, they will insert a stent. Dr. Tarnasky said they will keep him in the hospital overnight to make sure the procedure does not cause pancreatitis. Thankfully, we are currently staying in the hospital hotel so I will be able to stay in our room and still be close.
Also, PLEASE keep my dearest friend Angela and her family in your prayers...her little (19 year old) brother was rushed to the hospital in Lubbock about an hour ago with double pneumonia!! He was not concious when he was taken to the hospital and I know her family would appreciate ALL prayers!!!!! Thank you all so much!!!