The neurosurgeon will also be present for the surgery and he will try to remove some of the tumor that is poking out of the spinal canal. she has one tumor that started in her abdomen and grew into her spinal cord and then fingers of it are sticking out of the other side of the spine. These "fingers" are what the neurosurgeon is going to try to remove. Once the surgery is over she will be recovering in PICU (pediatric intensive care unit), hopefully for only one night, until the breathing tube is removed. It’s estimated that she will be hospitalized for 5-6 days as long as everything goes smoothly.We are anxious about the surgery, but I know it is going to go well.