I understand your worries. I had the same ones with my son. They did a RPNLD and Liver dissection at the same time. Not sure about a neck surgery at the same time. You cold contact Dr. Einhorn at IU to get a recommendation about a surgeron in Calfornia. The best would be to get to a center where they do the surgery lots. IU or Sloan in NY.
The third treatment was the hardest for Les. He almost refused. But after he made it through 3, the last one was an ending for him.
I also understand fears of germs from school. I teach 1st grade and they are little germ factories. I am sure they will give your husband neupogen when his counts get to low. There is a fine line between killing everything out (good and bad) and getting to low.
You have the right to stay on top of his counts. I called when they didnt call me back. Sometimes I think they forget that all we have to hold on to are the counts and if they are going up or down.
I always told my son that he was still pregnant, so we could put a spin on the news about blood counts.
I will add you and your family to my prayer list. Tell your husband to KEEP fighting and there are now people around the world praying for him and his familiy.
Son Les diagnosed 5/7/07-Right I/0 5/9/07-Stage 3C Non-seminoma Mixed Cell Germ Tumor-Tumors in liver, lungs, lymph nodes, brain-4XBED Finished 7/31/07 HCG 9 tumors smaller, brain lesion gone-9/30/07 HCG 999-TIPx4 started 10/2/07, IU 11/29 Told he had Choriocarcinoma Syndrome HDC and Stem Cell Transplant to begin 1/3/08 Finished Transplant 3/1/08 HDC and Stem Cell Transplant Failure 3/20. 4/17 RPLND & Liver resection, Molecular profiling of tumor, 6/2 Hospice Services- Passed Away 12/12/08