Brylee finished radiation today! We are so excited to finally be done and on our way home soon. She had her first outing on Sunday that was not to the doctor's. When went to my dad and step mom's house for my birthday dinner! She actually played with a car while sitting on the ground! It was funny to get out of the house. She thought we were going to the doctor and cried the majority of the way. She didn't smile when we arrived but at least she stopped crying when we pulled into the drive way.
We just wanted to say thank you the the Huntsman Cancer Institute. They are an amazing group of people. They made radiation fun and not scary. They were great listeners and very understanding of my many tears. We have all become great friends and they have been a huge part in trying to save my daughter's life. Even though it is just their every day job, it was much more to us. They literally held our daughter's life in their hands. They were willing to fight for her and that gave us courage and hope. They have truly made an impact on our lives. And even though, on the way out the door this morning, I told them all I hope I never see them again I will forever cherish them in my heart. I hope that one day our paths cross again on happier notes. (I might even stop in and say hi!) We will forever remember them as our super heroes!
This is really scary for Cory and I to be done with radiation. Radiation gave us the opportunity to look forward to something. It gave us something to do in fighting this horrible tumor. It gave us comfort to know that a doctor was seeing her everyday and would be able to catch the tinniest change or challenge. No that we will be sitting for four weeks, waiting, it is going to be very hard and full of anxiety not knowing if it truly worked. And, according to statistics, this is the only time she will ever do radiation for this tumor. When it starts growing again the doctors will have to resort to something else, such as chemo or drugs. I hope and pray that it is in remission and we will have a solid 6 months of our healthy daughter back before we have to do it all over.