We met with the surgeon today and are very pleased.  He believes that he can remove the tumor and strengthen Blake's leg with a rod and a cadaver bone.  No amputation!  

After the surgery, we'll know more about how the tumor was affected by the chemo.  Right now, its hard to know for sure.  But tentatively, things look good and the tumor has not grown.  

The surgery will be on Wednesday and will last at least 4 hours.  He'll be hospitalized for probably 3 to 5 days.  He should be able to stay on the same floor he's received his chemo, so that will be familiar and comforting.  His recovery/phsical therapy needs should be moderate, as no joints are involved.  

Many thanks for all the prayers!