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

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…)

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 8, 2010

The Sky is Falling!

Oh, wait. That’s just snow.

Target House Elephants: Normally, this is a fountain, and through the holidays the pachyderms were adorned with white lights.
Target House Elephants: Normally, this is a fountain, and through the holidays the pachyderms were adorned with white lights.

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December 8, 2009

Marathon, Not a Sprint

We and others have often commented that cancer treatment is a marathon, not a sprint. (more…)

November 13, 2009

Chemoed Out

Colin is officially chemoed out. (more…)

September 30, 2009

The Little Engine

Colin has made some big leaps ahead, and we can now really see the strength of his determination. (more…)

September 15, 2009

Our Colin of the Contradictions

On Sunday night, Colin spiked a fever and the team immediately started him on antibiotics that they were poised to deliver. (more…)

August 9, 2009

Levy Butt Paste

The weekend has been eventful in many ways, and Colin now hovers at the brink of the next step in his treatment, installation of the shunt and replacement mediport. (more…)

July 19, 2009

Signs and Omens

The unlayering of knowledge and understanding that comes with the process of an unfolding medical situation is distressing, frustrating and immutable. (more…)

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