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Tue Nov 25, 2014, 12:09 PM

Mexican boy recovering after huge tumor removed

Source: Associated Press

Mexican boy recovering after huge tumor removed
By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press | November 25, 2014 | Updated: November 25, 2014 8:09am

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An 11-year-old Mexican boy with a massive tumor who drew international attention when U.S. officials helped him get treatment in New Mexico is still recovering after an 11-hour surgery to remove pieces of the growth.

And he got a surprise visitor while resting.

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez visited Jose Antonio Ramirez Serrano on Monday, a week after the Ciudad Juarez-born boy underwent the risky procedure to remove what doctors called multiple cysts, spongy-soft tissue and a conglomeration of blood vessels.

Around a third of the watermelon-sized tumor was expunged and the boy now faces months of physical therapy, according to doctors at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque.

"In the operating room, we encountered more bleeding than expected," said Pediatric Surgeon Cynthia Reyes, who led the surgery team. But Reyes said the team was able to get the bleeding under control and the 97-pound boy is recovering in an intensive care unit.

"He's had an amazing attitude during the whole thing," said Jimmy Windsor, director of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia at the hospital.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/medical/article/Mexican-boy-who-had-massive-tumor-recovering-5915928.php#photo-7189017

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Judi Lynn Nov 2014 OP
kag Nov 2014 #1
Sunlei Nov 2014 #2
ChazII Nov 2014 #3
iandhr Nov 2014 #4
ChazII Nov 2014 #6
mimi85 Nov 2014 #5
Bigmack Nov 2014 #7
Ken Burch Nov 2014 #8
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2014 #9

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 25, 2014, 01:30 PM

1. Wow.

It looks like the tumor was trying to strangle him. And succeeding! So glad they helped him.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 25, 2014, 01:56 PM

2. Get well soon Jose-Antonio!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 25, 2014, 02:05 PM

3. Very similar to my son's plexiform tumor

debulking which lasted 9 hours. My thoughts and prayers are with this family Jose begins his recovery.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 25, 2014, 02:54 PM

4. It a marvel sometimes what medicine can do.

I bet this would not have been possible 6 or 7 years ago.

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Response to iandhr (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 25, 2014, 07:09 PM

6. This surgery would have been possible 20 years ago.

I have several friends who have undergone several surgeries to remove huge tumors quite similar to Jose's.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 25, 2014, 03:05 PM

5. Sé bien pequeño nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 25, 2014, 08:18 PM

7. THIS is one of the ONLY kinds of things that

 

make me proud to be an American! Good luck young man! May you now have a FINE life! Ms Bigmack

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 25, 2014, 08:27 PM

8. What the hell was Susana Martinez doing there?

 

Did she want to let the kid know that she was going to keep fighting with all her might to make the kids parents pay for his treatment out of pocket?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 25, 2014, 09:33 PM

9. good. Saw the pics. No one should have to suffer like that

 

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