UPDATE: The doctors have moved Kathi out of the intensive care unit today, just one day after surgery. Last time she spent three days in ICU. Kathi is resting comfortably which is a good sign.
UPDATE: KOMO TV anchor and Magnolia resident Kathi Goertzen is recovering after an eight hour surgery for a brain tumor today. KOMO News Director Holly Gauntt and anchor Dan Lewis issued a statement on the station’s website. They reported that doctors felt the surgery went well and they removed as much of the tumor as they could but were unable to get it all. To take it all would risk damaging some important nerves.
Kathi will likely be in the hospital for several days before returning to her Magnolia home to recover. She will begin radiation treatment as soon as she is strong enough. This is the fourth time Kathi has had surgery for the tumor over the past ten years.