Our prayers have been answered and we have received great news! Dr. Khariwala has finished his portion of the surgery and came out to give us his assessment.
He removed all of the cancer that he could find and did an aggressive search for more. At this point, he feels that he did as well as he could have hoped for. The cancer was more extensive than they had realized. It was traveling along the top of the sinus and along the floor of the orbit bone farther back on the cheek toward the ear. So, he took out more of the cheek bone than expected. This will make the reconstruction a bit more difficult, but still manageable.
The great news is that she gets to keep her eye! While in the orbit bone, the cancer had not reached the eye, and he saw no reason to take it. He even had another surgeon come in to give him a 2nd opinion. Sue will be extremely happy about this when she wakes up. I was petrified of the thought of having to console her when she awakens tomorrow if they had taken it out.
The other surgeon is now starting on her portion of the surgery...reconstruction. This will take another 5-6 hours. It is still substantial, but we're told that she is very good. Sue will be very swollen for a long period of time, but I think she'll be able to deal with that better now.