Thursday, January 15, 2009

Radiation Treatment

Nurse Randi getting us all set up
All hooked up and hating it
Bye Sweetie

Food at last

All done and ready to go home

Evan had his first radiation treatment for the right lobe of his liver and it went well. We arrived at the hospital at 6:30 in the morning and were quickly assigned a room. After he was all set up they wisked him away from me to start the radiation treatment. He was gone for about 1 1/2 hours and when he returned he was still very sleepy. After his treatment the nurse came to talk to me to give me instructions as well as answer any questions I might have. I had hoped that this treatment would take care of all of the tumors and that we wouldn't have to do anything further but the nurse said that this will not treat all of the tumors and we will probably have to continue battling the tumors for a long time to come. This was very hard for me to hear but I will put on my battle gear and once again place my faith in my Heavenly Father.

On our way out, Evan did really well and didn't pass out in the hospital hallway this time. teehehehehe He is home and is suffering with a little nausea and is having some pain. This is all normal and was anticipated by the doctors. They sent us home with an arsenal of meds to help counteract the effects. The pain that he is going to experience will be due to the tumors dying. The next step is to have another CT scan and visit with the doctor the week of Feb 9th. We don't know when they will want to do the second treatment for the left side of his liver, but we will let you know everything as we hear it. We love and appreciate all your support and prayers.

1 comment:

Rana said...

:( I'm sorry for the pain Evan, and to Julie to know it's not all over yet. But keep your chins up, I have a feeling it's just going to get better and better.