Surgery No. 5,
February 25, 2019

Christian’s fifth brain surgery consisted of the removal of a small tumor protruding from the right side of his skull. The tumor had pushed through deteriorated bone from his previous brain surgeries when the bone was temporarily removed.

The surgery was quicker and required a smaller incision than originally planned. Christian’s recovery consisted of little-to-no pain medicine, joking with his uncle, Skyping with siblings and friends, four lemonades and mashed potatoes and falling asleep to Back to the Future. Christian was able to go home the following day, and then continued back to school just two days after the tumor was removed.

The tumor was sent to Purdue labs for testing in hopes to find a medication which will aid in combating the tumors and/or cancer growing in his head.