We quickly cleaned the room and began assembling the mayfield headrest to this foreign bed. The surgical beds here in Uganda are very different from the ones we use at Houston Methodist. We were thrilled to get the bed and headpiece assembled without any problems. We then got some bad news. We were told that the hospital did ran out of the medication that Anthony needed to be able to do neuro monitoring. Neuro monitoring is very important for this type of procedure, but Dr. Holman was comfortable enough to proceed with the surgery without the monitoring. The patient was brought into the room and surgery was quickly started after. The whole OR was buzzing with excitement because this is the first type of this surgery to be done on one of the mission trips. Right after the dura was opened, the power went out twice, once for about 7 minutes (although it felt like 20 minutes) and once for a split second. During the case, a visiting orthopedic surgeon came to watch Dr. Holman dissect the tumor. The tumor was removed, sent to pathology and the surgery came to an end. We all watched feverishly while the patient woke up, to make sure he was able to move all four extremities. The patient moved everything but his right leg. Sometimes it can take a couple of days for movement to come back, so we will just have to wait on pins and needles.