Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Please pray for Burns

Today my friend and coworker Burns is going in for surgery to remove a brain tumor on his optic nerve. His mother and grandfather had this same cancerous tumor (and his grandfather lost his battle).

The surgery starts at 9 this morning and is expected to last about four hours. Burns will then be moved to ICU for recovery. Doctors think he'll be in the hospital for seven days, if all goes well.

A little about Burns
  • He loves "Battlestar Galactica"
  • He's a huge fan of the movie "300" (we even watched one of the battle scenes at one of our model homes while setting up the TVs)
  • He has a cat named Gary (after the character on SpongeBob SquarePants)
  • He is engaged to Cat, and they've been in love forever
  • He works in our IT department
  • He has a mean sense of humor
  • He is quick to put up "walls" and not let people know the real him
  • He loves steak
  • He's fanatical about exercise and muscle building

Please say a quick prayer for Burns, his surgeons, Cat, his mother and all of his family and friends as they go through this difficult time.


Jen said...

Just said a prayer for him. You'll have to update on how it goes - I hope it's a huge success. Jen

Mary Anna said...

Thanks Jen. It's been a hard day around here. Everytime Tim's cell phone rings, we've all been tense. (Tim is Burns' boss here at our office.) Unfortunately, the call he did receive wasn't good.