Monday, May 24, 2010

Another update...

Reid has now had four radiation treatments. He'll have a total of three weeks worth of treatments. While waiting for him I couldn't help but notice other people going in and coming out within ten minutes or so. With Reid it was taking between 45-50 minutes.

On Friday he had his appointment with the Radiology Oncologist. She told him that a lot of people were consulted on his case. To hopefully cut down on possible lung damage they are having him hold his breath and then they're giving him the radiation. Since he can only hold his breath a certain length of time they are giving him numerous short doses of radiation instead of one longer one. At least that's how I understand it, and that's why his treatments are taking longer.

I just hope and pray that after all he's been through he doesn't end up with heart and lung problems from the radiation. I'm realizing now that his life will never be the way it was before cancer, but hopefully he'll be able to find an after cancer "new normal" soon.


  1. He is so brave. My most positive thoughts go out to the team collaborating on his care.

  2. It sounds like he is getting such careful, thought-out care. So he isn't done with radiation? I thought he would get four treatments of that.

  3. Always thinking of you both here in Sicily. xx


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