One more day left!! Sooo excited!! Jack did great today…we got up bright and early while our wonderful friend Ali came over to stay with Braden so he could sleep in. Nikki, Jack, and I headed off to Banner for his second to last radiation treatment. Jack did great and we went straight to clinic at Phoenix Childrens right after to have his levels checked. The Dr came back and said that his levels “couldn’t be more than perfect” so we were able to get a move on and head right home.
After getting home we made some cupcakes to celebrate tomorrow and Jack made some thank you cards for his nurse, Marla, and Dr Maze. I am sure they will be thrilled to get them tomorrow. They really have been great with Jack and have made us feel very comfortable while we are going through such a sneaky treatment like radiation.
It’s true…radiation is sneaky. You feel as if you are just going about your daily business when you go to radiation because it is over so fast and there are no visible signs that anything is happening. It is the strangest feeling. Radiation is the type of treatment that can have side effects 7 years after you are done. Hopefully Jack will not have any of these awful side effects that they warned us about, but still…I have decided that I don’t like radiation. I like it because it is getting rid of the rest of Jack’s active cancer, but it is just different. I am sure that sounds a bit odd, but it’s true. I guess it’s hard to explain unless you are going through it.
Once again, please do not forget to sign up for the 1st Annual Jack Morton Foundation Golf Classic!! We are so very excited and can’t wait for our big day on December 5th. It will be so much fun and of course it will be for such a great cause! If you don’t want to mail in your form, let me know and we can arrange to drop it off to us or Nikki or we can even pick it up! Just let me know!!
Also, since we have been going to treatment we have met a wonderful little girl, Mia, who is battling brain cancer. She is such a beautiful little girl and her family is wonderful. Mia’s parents are so strong, loving, and just plain wonderful. Mia has a little brother who is about Jack’s age and a baby sister who is 10 weeks old. To say that they have their hands full is more than obvious. Please follow Mia and pray for her and her battle. She is strong little girl who has a lot of spunk. She it taking this cancer on, and she will win. http://humantribeproject.com/tribes/princess-mia