Evan is out of surgery and everything went very well!!! The OR was available earlier than expected, so Evan's surgery was moved up. We were glad to have him go in early because he was complaining about being hungry and it was nice to move things along more quickly for him.
After surgery, Dr. Weiner said he was really excited at how well everything went and he was beaming. He couldn't have been more encouraging. Evan woke up easily and was able to move everything and respond to commands. This is huge because a big concern was the possibility of a deficit on his left side and it looks like everything is exactly as it should be. We'll know more in the coming days, but so far everything looks good.
Dr. Weiner put the grids back in to do more monitoring and the final surgery is scheduled for 11/21. The last surgery gives him the option of removing more brain tissue if necessary, otherwise it'll be a quick surgery to just remove the grids.
I have to say that when we got to the OR I felt so good about everything that I wasn't even worried. It just felt right. Some people say moms have a special intuition when it comes to their kids. I don't know if that's true or not, but I just felt so good waiting for the surgery to be completed, not at all the emotion I'd expect to be feeling.
When I walked out of Evan's room to write this he was sleeping and Chuck just came out and said Evan is sitting up, eating ice and saying he's a rock star! I'm going to go see my rock star now.