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…)

March 26, 2010

Reset Button

Colin’s second week of radiation was grueling: vomiting, utter fatigue, dangerous aspiration and an unexpected stay in the hospital. (more…)

February 18, 2010

Predator vs. Alien

Since finding out about Colin’s blood clot, we have settled into a normal non-medically intense lifestyle punctuated by the possibility of crisis. (more…)

February 6, 2010

Sword of Damocles

Colin is always full of surprises and has continued to not disappoint us. (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 25, 2010

Rising Storm

On Sunday afternoon, I left Le Bonheur to pick up a few things at the grocery store, walking out of the sterile air into the openness of a springlike day. (more…)

January 22, 2010

The Jury Foreman Speaks

When juries wrap up quickly with a verdict, it can be a good sign or a bad sign, but it usually means that they have found the suspect not guilty. (more…)

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…)

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