Colin Loves Tractors Follow Colin's progress through treatment for a brain tumor

June 12, 2011

Full Circle

Colin returned home, nearly a year from the completion of radiation and two months short of his fourth birthday, with a good scan and no trach. (more…)

February 20, 2011

True North

Colin is in remission, and it now seems easier to utter the words aloud. His scan from January was still “stable,” with Dr. Gajjar now asserting that the sliver of “whatever” that cradles Colin’s brain stem is scar tissue. (more…)

August 6, 2010

No, No, No, How are You Doing?

Perhaps I was naively unconcerned about Colin’s latest scan. (more…)

June 15, 2010

Parallels and Contrasts

It is all too easy to feed off of birthdays, anniversaries, and other meaningful demarcations of time. (more…)

May 23, 2010

Survivor: Target House

There is no immunity challenge, and Jeff Probst doesn’t sit us around a campfire to discuss who is next to go, but living here is beginning to feel like a warped version of the Survivor reality show. (more…)

May 10, 2010

Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is billed as an opportunity for fathers and children to express their gratitude for the other 364 days a year that mothers devote to their families. (more…)

January 28, 2010

Home Sweet St. Jude

Life doesn’t offer real do-overs, but there are times when an experience follows the parallel track of something that has come before. (more…)

January 22, 2010

They’re In

Filed under: Lessons on Medicine,Neurosurgery — Tags: , , , — Mom @ 11:37 am

Colin went down for surgery at around 7:00 am and I left him in the OR about 45 minutes later. (more…)

January 20, 2010

I’m In!

The news of the impending loss of Colin’s port was sobering, but we put it behind us as we launched into the holiday weekend.

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January 12, 2010

The Best Laid Plans…

With surgery set for Wednesday, Monday was a big prep day for Colin, but he demonstrated yet again that our careful planning can be rendered irrelevant by the result of a single blood culture. (more…)

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