We are now six days out from surgery. I'm happy to report that Steven is doing well. He's been at school most of the week, though I admit that yesterday he came home pretty tired. He had been there all day. We mustered the energy to bake some cookies--he was in good spirits.
We've been following the story of Tim Wright, a 12-year-old boy with Ewings sarcoma whose mom I met up at the hospital. He has the same surgeon as Steven and his tumor is on his tibia, like Steven. Yesterday he had a rotationplasty. You can read about his surgery here. Steven has asked to check their blog all day to see what they said about the surgery and was very interested in how it went. We are so glad that everything went well for him and wish him a speedy recovery.
Tomorrow morning we meet with the surgeon and we are collecting quite the list of questions. In the meantime, tonight Steven is off to play laser tag with some cousins. We've got to pack in the fun--it will be a while until he is able to do some things like that again.