Thursday, January 5, 2012


It has been a crazy two days: appointments with all 3 doctors, 2 sets of lab work, 2 radiation treatments, and 1 MRI. But we also have a bit of good news.  The MRI shows that the tumor is no bigger.  Its edges are less defined and it isn't as "bright" as in previous MRIs.  Bottom line, they are seeing improvement, but it still has a way to go.

Tomorrow will be day 20 of radiation and 30 of chemotherapy.  Chip's symptoms are steadily getting worse, but that is to be expected.  It's a "darkest before the dawn" type of deal. Still no headaches or nausea, but he is feeling weaker, and is loosing some muscle mass (and weight!)  His skin is very thin, and he is starting to loose hair.  He told all of his doctors that he "got the mange" so I shaved his head.  He also has some numbness on his left side.  All his doctors agree that it is a side affect of the radiation, and probably will improve when it is over.

Again, our family is blessed by your love and support.  During the Holidays, little "miracles" of food, treats, or cash were arriving almost daily.  It is a great blessing to have the support of all our friends and family.  Keep us in your prayers.  We know they are working! God Bless You all.

This is a very old picture, but it fits the spirit of the post.