Thank you for all the thoughts, prayers and good wishes- THEY WORKED! Mom is doing great! Her Doctors worked for about 7 hours yesterday, they said it was pretty sticky, and they did need to leave some behind, we were prepared for that. What's left is small, there is no more brain stem compression, so it'll be "watch and wait" but is now at a treatable (Gamma) size if it does begin to grow. Her facial nerve appears to be very well preserved but hearing is almost gone, again we were prepared for that. Balance, is what it is after surgery, we'll know more in time. She does have a whopper of a headache, but she's in good spirits today anyway. So now she will rest and heal. The Doctors are encouraged at how well she's come out of it, so we're feeling optimistic about her recovery. And I must say, her Doctors- Megerian and Selman at University Hospital in Cleveland- were wonderful. She wouldn't have found them without this organization- so again, thank you! And with that... I'm off to get some sleep now too!
I will pass on your good wishes to her in the morning, thank you all!