The neurosurgeon came to see us tonight. We got some more information on what to expect tomorrow. The surgery will be at 11:30 AM Friday, Pacific time (that's 2:30 PM Eastern time for those of you who don't want to do the math). He told us that the biopsy (called a stereotactic procedure) will be done as expected with a needle from the back of my head.
We also learned that he will be doing a second procedure as well. Last night's MRI scans show a build-up of fluid on the brain that is not able to properly drain as it is blocked by the mass. The second procedure will be going from the top of my head endoscopically (with a tiny camera) to drill a new hole for the fluid to drain down. I found out I'll stay in ICU tomorrow night while I recover from the surgery.
Thanks for the prayers for tomorrow and thanks for the encouraging messages, comments, and voicemails. Brack and I are so thankful for the many people who are standing by us through this. Your support is a huge comfort to us.