We are now on Day 3 of radiation treatment. It does seem to be getting a little easier. At least he didn't wake up yelling, "I'm hungry. Give me something to eat NOW!" He just asked if he could have donuts after treatment. He's finally starting to understand that he can't eat until his treatment is over. He's also been much more alert the past couple of days.
Yesterday, we were able to take him to his school to visit his teachers & classmates. The kids were all so excited to seem that they were jumping up and down. He got a bit overwhelmed with all the commotion, but he did smile quite a bit & I think it took his mind off things for a while. When we finished at the school, we came back home & ate lunch. After lunch, he napped for about 1.5 hours -- much shorter than the 3+ hours we've been having. He also stayed up until 6:30pm before he crashed for the night. That was much better because then he was able to sleep through the entire night in his bed! Woohoo! Mommy got 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep!
Caden is on his way home from Gma's house. Caleb has really missed having his brother around for the past 2 weeks. It will be good to have them both together again.
We met with the oncologist again today. He mentioned that the latest MRI they have shows some bleeding in the tumor. This MRI was taken the day before radiation began. He said that it looked like "old" blood & doesn't appear to still be bleeding actively. They will have to wait & see what the MRI in December shows. If it shows any sign of bleeding, Caleb won't be able to continue in the study because the medication added at time would be too dangerous for him. We're praying all bleeding stops & there are no signs in any future MRI scans.