Half way done! Jack finished his 10th day of radiation this morning and we are halfway done…10 more to go. Jack’s Halloween costume came yesterday in the mail (Luigi from the Super Mario Bros.) and he really hasn’t taken it off since then. He really wanted to wear it to radiation this morning, so of course I let him! We posted a few pics to show you our little Luigi.
The machine was down this morning for radiation so we were a little behind schedule, but we all did fine while we waited. After radiation we came home and Jack wanted to show the neighbors his costume so we did that and then came in for some blueberry pancakes. We were able to take a walk this afternoon up to the grocery store. Jack just loves being outside! Thank goodness it is getting cooler so we can get out and get some fresh air more often.
I heard from the nurse who is putting together all of Jack’s dates for his next part of treatment today. We have scheduled his next set of scans for the 16th and 17th of November. As long as there is no evidence of disease coming back (please pray and pray hard that all his scans are clear) we will move on to the next part of treatment, immunotherpy. I will go in to details of that at another time. If all goes as planned, we will most likely be checking in on Dec 3rd for his 1st round of immunotherapy. This part of his treatment lasts for 6 months with the last month being at home so no more hospital nights after April!! We have scheduled it so we will be home for Thanksgiving, the golf tournament, Christmas, Bradens’ 1st birthday, and we will be coming home from our last hospital admitance on Zac’s birthday…so happy! Now…hopefully all will go as planned!
Anyway, Jack finished the night eating a wonderful dinner and then had Nikki and I doing yoga poses with him and making “snow angels” on the carpet. Braden is all over the place and starting to pull himself up to a standing position on the couch…how fast he has grown up. Please say prayers that the rest of Jack’s radiation goes well and that his scans come up clear on the 16th and 17th.
Side note: GREAT NEWS!! Erin, our dear friend who took on cancer and won, got her scans back today and they are all clear! She is cancer free and loving life. Jack and Nikki did a wonderful happy dance for her. McKenna had her scans today and will have more tomorrow so let’s pray that all goes well for her and she can start her immunotherapy in a couple of weeks!