Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Radiation: Day 1

Henry begins his radiation today. Tara took him down to St. Casimir's last evening as his treatments begin early. Early treatments are welcome because he cannot have anything to eat or drink due to the anesthesia he must receive daily. Henry will be receiving radiation to his entire spine and head. They will give boost doses to what is called the 'tumor bed' and to the suspicious spot on his spine. The treatments take less than twenty minutes or so.

We are increasingly settled about the decision and have turned our attention now toward managing him as well as our family through his treatment schedule. This seems to be the typical cycle; head up to consider the big picture, head down to get it done.


Anonymous said...

I loved the family photos of the "other radiation" As always your family is in our prayers.
Linda and Val in Arlington

Margie said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with Henry and your family as you start this next (and hopefully final) step of his treatment. May things go well!

Margie (Rausch)and Jeff Groht

Anonymous said...

hey Bryan - We're thinking about you and your family right now! Just keep thinking about all the fun, sunny days ahead!

Lori & Fred

Anonymous said...

Hope everything went well today. We've been thinking about you Henry!

Love, Julie, Brad, Patrick, Andrew and Samantha

Anonymous said...

Tara and Bryan,
We too may be going thru radiation treatments with my husband. Totally understand the anxiety of it all. We are thinking about all of you daily and look forward to the blog daily.

We love you,
Cousin Susan H.

Anonymous said...

thinking of all of you.