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

July 2, 2016

Gentle Fire

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Colin lies down on the table, head nestled in a custom head rest that still contains long strands of the hair we had to cut off a week before. I help him settle into his spot, but he knows the drill better than I do. I straighten his head and the tech puts the mask in place. He closes his eyes under the plastic mesh without complaint and she rotates clips that keep it in firmly in place during treatment. They show me how they line him up, red lines crossing to match pen marks on his skin that they redraw over small tattooed dots and lines on the chin of the mask.

Colin’s last IMRT treatment


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…)

February 1, 2010

Out of the Nest

Colin Mugging for the Camera at Le Bonheur

Colin Mugging for the Camera at Le Bonheur (Post-Ops)

Our little fledgling has returned to Target House for good, following his last inpatient stay at St. Jude (barring unexpected events, of course).


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…)

November 22, 2009

This Tuna’s Not Going to Japan

Many years ago (well in excess of a decade), there was a magazine article about tuna fishing and the process of selecting the premium fish caught here in the North Atlantic that would fly to Japan. (more…)

October 31, 2009

Trick or Treat

The children of St. Jude are now asleep, comatose in the aftermath of an orgy of candy consumption. (more…)

October 17, 2009

TPN at 10 P.M.

Friday was an eventful day for the whole family. (more…)

October 9, 2009

Home Again

Tomorrow, we plan on bringing Colin home again. (more…)

October 6, 2009

Graceland in the Rain

Tennessee has been inundated with rain, and Sunday was no exception. A (more…)

August 19, 2009

A *What* Transplant?!

Today, we continued to put Colin through the paces. (more…)

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