Monday, November 26, 2012

Halfway thru radiation!!

Today Cheyenne had her 10th radiation treatment.  We are at the halfway mark.  Cheyenne loves going for 'picture therapy' as she has renamed radiation.  She is good about going, willingly climbs up on the table and puts on the mask.  And thru the mask you can see her smiling.  The staff at the JCC love her too.  She spends the first 10 minutes talking to the receptionists, feeding the fish and writing her name on white boards (Mrs Munro would be proud, she can spell her name).  She has figured out different hallways and doors to get to her treatment room with the technician, I am not allowed on the secret passageway because as Cheyenne so sweetly points out "You don't have cancer Mom!" 
Thankfully the fog has let up this week.  Last week the fog was extremely thick, and traffic wasn't slowing down for it, made for a slightly hectic drive.
I'm being a 'sebatary' Mom!
Cheyenne was admitted on thursday night for chemo.  She only had to take 2 of the 3 meds this round.  Her one medication is not compatible with radiation  so she will not get it again until after radiation is complete.  Another bonus was we were allowed to leave around 10pm friday night instead of waiting for the dr to come and do discharge saturday afternoon.  We just had to hydrate her through her NG tube during the night.  It was such a treat to wake up at home, and the kids were so excited to see each other.  Its amazing how 2 days makes them best friends all over again.
In the last few days Cheyenne has lost her hair again.  She doesn't seem to care.  It's just from the chemo is her nonchalent reply.  It will grow back!  I was just getting used to her soft 'duck fuzz' hair(you really notice in the above picture). 
These past couple weeks have been busy, but we have found a new routine.  We appreciate everyones care and concern, and we are so grateful for your prayers. 


  1. I am thankful things are going well! Isn't amazing how well they adapt and things become "normal". Even though when we think about it, it is far from normal. This is a part of God's amazing provision! We continue to pray for you all!

  2. Continuing to pray for Cheyenne, both you and Dave and the other kids for healing, peace and trust in God's wisdom and provision. Thanks for the updates. Harry & Trudy.