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Just a moment ago the cell phone (which has been glued to me all day) buzzed with a text--Dale is out, awake and doing well---and here's the BEST PART--they decided to try to get in through the side of his head, going through the ear. That means he lost the inner ear and will not recover his hearing on that side--BUT they didn't have to drill big holes in his skull or take the front part of his face off--which is what we originally thought they'd have to do to get it since it was behind the eyesocket. They went in through the side and got the little bastard.
Furious as I am at his wife--and there are no words for that level of anger--hearing from him and knowing it went so well means the world to me!!!!!!!

Date: 2010-09-04 03:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] too-beauty.livejournal.com
see, there is a God out there looking after him!!

so happy for such wonderful and very promising news!!!!!!!!

Date: 2010-09-04 03:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] binaryalchemist.livejournal.com
I knew the surgeon was an answered prayer--Dr. Holladay is one of the world's authorities on that type of rare prenatal tumor (yes, he's had it since he was in the womb--it just began to grow dangerously large in the past year) and no doubt Bro is going to end up in some medical journals. Not having to whack open the front of his skull means a faster recovery, less trauma and everything better all the way around.
....I may actually sleep tonight!!

Date: 2010-09-04 03:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greedy-lover.livejournal.com
*hugs* Gald it went well and you at least did find out. BTW to answer your question: no awa for me this year but I plan on going next year :)

Date: 2010-09-04 04:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] binaryalchemist.livejournal.com
Thanks! It was genius to think of going through the ear to get the tumor---lose the hearing but save the life. Easy choice.

We will miss you at AWA but we will be there next year and probably Teapriestess, Gothiphine and I will have some music to share and do a gig---this year we get to go to the final Yaoi After Dark!

Date: 2010-09-04 04:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] vexed_wench
I am glad he is ok.
*hugs*

Date: 2010-09-04 04:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] binaryalchemist.livejournal.com
Thanks, sweetie--so am I ::hugs back and wipes away relieved tears::

Date: 2010-09-04 04:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] happymediocrity.livejournal.com
*hugs* I'm very glad you finally got the news, moreover that it's happy news! :) *more hugs* It sucks that you had to wait to find, but better late than never, I suppose. I'm glad you found out before you lost a night of sleep over it. I'm so happy for you that he's okay.

Date: 2010-09-04 04:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] binaryalchemist.livejournal.com
Thanks--I found out on FB from a long time friend of our family--my brother's closest friend, who posted to me that he'd found out hours before that Dale was okay...I'm grateful to hm and to everybody here who has put up with my whining and emo-ing and ranting and anger...quite embarassing...but the only thing that matters is Dale made it and even has his skull intact! I probably still won't sleep much...but that's okay...I'll just work on Half Lives Chapter 17...

Date: 2010-09-04 04:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dragonimp.livejournal.com
That's so wonderful! The loss of hearing in one ear seems so trivial compared to what could've happened.

(I wonder if it wasn't his wife who blocked you from his FB page. That woman seems to give a new definition to petty.)

Date: 2010-09-04 05:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] binaryalchemist.livejournal.com
Oh, you are so right. About 8 years ago they told me they would have to destroy most of the sight in my right eye to save the eye itself--using a laser scalpel to stop a hemorrage. I said, "Are you kidding me?? Fire it up and let's go!" In six months (yeah, a car accident and quite a few falls later, teehee) my left eye became dominant and I adapted and only occasionally notice that I do not have full binocular vision. Dale will adapt--he has been tortured by tintinitis and humming--now it's blissfully quiet inside his head.

As for my sister n law...that's childish and cruel. And with forgiveness---I forgive up to a point...and it takes a hell of a lot to reach that point. She's passed it.

Date: 2010-09-04 04:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nochick-fics.livejournal.com
I'm very glad you got the news (better late than never :-/)

Wishing him a speedy recovery.

Date: 2010-09-04 05:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] binaryalchemist.livejournal.com
Thanks, dearest one---He's no idiot, so I suspect he has some idea how lucky he is right now. As for his wife....after this I have no use for her whatsoever. And I'm very sorry my nephew didn't have the balls to text me...but there are things ya just can't change...so I'll count my blessing on my knees and give thanks...and go work on Chapter 17...

Date: 2010-09-04 06:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] night-owl-9.livejournal.com
Thank goodness! *hugs tightly* I'm so glad!!!

It's so weird though that you had to find out through a text, whereas most of the time family would be the first to know. Strange :/

Date: 2010-09-04 10:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] binaryalchemist.livejournal.com
It is wierd--but my sister in law has had it in for my mom---and me by default--since they got married. She feuded with Mom--and with Mom long dead she hasn't spoken to me since the year my dad died in 1997 and raised her son to feel the same way. I love the boy, but he doesn't know me--has only seen me about 3 times since then. I don't meet her standards, so she did this on purpose to avoid contact with me.

Date: 2010-09-04 07:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] night-childe25.livejournal.com
Thank God. I'm so glad to hear you got good news. *hugs* Now get some rest.

Date: 2010-09-04 10:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] binaryalchemist.livejournal.com
I did--and will go back and get some more!

Date: 2010-09-04 02:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captain-hanzy.livejournal.com
That is so amazing, I'm so happy for you both my darling!!!! And it's so good that they only had to go in through the ear- I can't believe they didn't suggest that to you sooner so you didn't have to worry so much!

And they can do tonnes of shit these days anyway to sort out a loss of hearing, so he may even be able to get that back.

Again, I'm so happy for you both, and I wish him the speediest of recoveries! :D

<333

Date: 2010-09-04 02:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] binaryalchemist.livejournal.com
Well...they usually remove the malleus, incus, stapes bones and the ear drum--no way to hear with those removed--but he has a perfectly good remaining ear, so this is only good news. And thanks, dear, for the good wishes!!

Date: 2010-09-05 02:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evilchuckles.livejournal.com
That is *fantastic* news. I'm so relieved for you.

Date: 2010-09-05 03:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] binaryalchemist.livejournal.com
I got a call last night around 8pm--my brother was totally whacked out on drugs but he wanted to let me know he was okay--and the BEST part---they WERE able to save the tiny bones in the inner ear (the malleus, incus and stapes) and repair the ear drum after it was cut open...he held a cell phone up to his bandaged head--and could faintly hear some sound!!!! Now, they couldn't take all of the tumor out--and it was not what they expected but a 'crystalized granunoma' type of growth-- 25% is still in there and it could grow back...but we will be optimistic. I told him I loved him and to take his drugs and go back to bed!

Date: 2010-09-05 03:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evilchuckles.livejournal.com
That's wonderful. Sometimes modern medicine is astounding.
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