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

November 17, 2011


Before launching into the latest long-overdue update, I want to post information about the 2011 St. Jude Give Thanks. Walk that is taking place across the country this weekend. We are going to New York City on Saturday, November 19, to support the hospital in a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. If anybody can join us or participate in one of 80 cities across the country, we encourage you to do so. Also, please consider a donation to St. Jude (our fundraising page). Not only do we know from personal experience what an amazing place it is, but independent research demonstrates that St. Jude is a quality charity. The hospital received a top rating on Charity Navigator because it has proven that dollars donated equate to dollars spent helping the kids. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming…


After getting news of another stable scan at the end of June, we returned home to start off a busy summer. (more…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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 28, 2009

Iron Man, not Iron Lungs

Colin has finished the methotrexate infusion that kicked off the second round of chemo. (more…)

September 14, 2009

Hello, Neutropenia!

Initially, the reluctance to release Colin from the hospital was related to timing and the fact that we had still not worked out the kinks with managing his secretions. (more…)

September 9, 2009

Putting the Fundo to the Test

After Colin’s sudden swelling on Sunday, Monday started off relatively placid. (more…)

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