Another quick update to let everyone know that Carson is now out of surgery (3:30pm PST). According to the neurosurgeon and attending physician, everything was a complete success. The remaining cyst has been cleaned and removed and the opening successfully sealed up. No additional problems arose regarding further spinal damage so things will now just be monitored for the standard complications. They also gave a positive assessment regarding cerebro-spinal fluid levels which is important regarding risk of meningitis down the road.
The focus now shifts on monitoring for hydrocephalus and the possible need for a shunt. This would be a tremendous victory to avoid this. They will be watching for this over the next several days and we'll update as we find out. I'll do a full day wrap up (with more pics) later if I get a chance, thank you for your prayers - we praise God for these results!