Monday, January 2, 2012

Gamma Ray Knife

Well today started early, we got to the hospital at 6:30am.  Chris was first taken in and fitted with a Halo, they don't screw this into the skull but into the skin. It looked like it hurt but Chris assured me it didn't he just felt alot of pressure and while he was being pushed around  in a wheelchair he thought he looked like Magneto from X-men LOL. I was thinking more along the lines of Hannibal Lector...

Next he was given another brain MRI that took smaller splices in case any other tumors were present. No new tumors! Yay!  Chris then finally went in and received his treatment.

 He told me he didn't even know it had started until a voice across the microphone said 4 minutes remaining. I am so happy that  this was an easy treatment for him. When he was finished they observed him for a little while and gave him some steroids to prevent swelling in the brain.  We have to stick around Houston for the next 24 hours to make sure everything is OK and then we will be able to get back home to our kitties and doggies :D Next thing we need to find out about is what in the heck are they going to do with this tumor in his sinus. Its still there and it gives Chris bad headaches. It hasn't appeared to grown and has shrunk ALOT, enough they should be able to get it out. So that's where Chris stands right now. Thank you everyone for the prayers and for keeping up with our blog!

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