Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Update - 2/22

Hello out there! 

A lot has happened since our last post - not the least of which is that Cam FINALLY got over her GI issues on day 28!

After a great deal of debate between Robin and I and the doctors between each other - we decided to proceed with another 28 rounds of radiation treatment for the tumor growing on Cam's spine.  What it ultimately boiled down to was we were not willing to wait for this thing to grow and start causing her to be in the same amount of pain as she was over the summer last year.  So we are going to throw everything we got at this and hope and pray for the best outcome possible (and given her response the last two tumors we have reason to be cautiously optimistic).

So Cam started another 6 weeks of radiation on February 9th up in Boston.  Unfortunately, that means another 7 weeks of our family being apart, but what can you do?  During her planning MRI (pre-radiation), the scan did show that the tumor had grown very slightly - which confirms our decision to move forward with radiation. 

She is already through 8 treatments (and as I type this, getting ready for #9).  She also remains on the chemotherapy that she has been taking since October.  She continues to amaze us more and more every day with her bravery and strength.

Her sisters were and I were able to visit over President's Day Weekend - which was a nice change of pace for everyone. 

Thanks for your continued thoughts and prayers!

With Love,

Greg, Robin, Caitlin, Caroline & Campbell