February 24, 2008
Luckily, everyone got on the same page about Erin's breathing/coughing problem. . .maybe because it became so acute so fast. She has not been able to lie on either her back or her front for the past two nights (this makes falling asleep a challenge even for the most intrepid sleeper) and did not even think she could walk from one end of Jane Long to the other (we had secretly been hatching plans for Erin to be pushed from class to class on a rolling teacher's chair by one of her friends so she could make it to school). Erin's Houston docs got with the Bryan radiation oncologist, who got us in for a consult and some measurements this afternoon. It did take about three hours and some heavy medication to get Erin comfortable enough to lie back under the machine so they could do their job. Tomorrow's simulation will be another challenge, but after that the sessions ought to get easier each day as the radiation does its job. We also drew the bonus of a twelve minute drive to the appointment each day, rather than a 2.5 hour drive each way.
All I can say (in true Mardi Gras spirit) is Laissez le bon ton roulez.