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

January 15, 2013

Fast Forward

First, I offer apologies for the unintentionally long silence. (From a technical standpoint, if anybody visited the site in the last few weeks and got a malware alert, Google was correct and I have fixed the website, so it is currently safe.) The very short synopsis is that Colin is doing great and his last trip to St. Jude in August went well. However, so much time has passed that we are literally back in Memphis and Colin is in his MRI, so this seems like the ultimate deadline to update for eight months of excitement and change. In Colin’s world, that is a lot of time. (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…)

November 20, 2009

Boomerang Boy

After days of struggling with the aftermath of chemo, Colin started to perk up a bit, so he emerged from the hospital after 25 days. (more…)

November 14, 2009

Awesomeness is Free of Charge

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St. Jude has Kung Fu Panda in its DVD library, which I have never seen in its entirety. (more…)

November 13, 2009

Chemoed Out

Colin is officially chemoed out. (more…)

September 26, 2009

Colin, the Blue(s) Man of Memphis

Now for a long and eventful update. (more…)

August 29, 2009

Third Eye Patch

Today, it seemed that the eye patch gods had finally smiled upon us: the arrival of a nice bundle of pediatric eye gauzes. (more…)

August 25, 2009

Breathing Easy

Colin is in the ICU recovering from the installation of a trach tube. He also has a new MRI done this morning and we will discuss the results of that when Dr. Gajjar is back in town next week. (more…)

August 15, 2009


Colin has been at the center of a whirlwind of activity. (more…)

August 12, 2009

You Should See the Other Guy

Colin’s surgery on Monday went swimmingly, a marvel of coordination between the general surgery and neurosurgery teams. (more…)

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