A Bug in the System

Thursday and today is day three for treatment. We had an early day and just barely made it one time. Darling David makes getting anything done in a hurry rather difficult! I got to go in and see how everything was done with Emma’s radiation. A nurse held David and took him around to flirt with all the available ladies so I could “see how it was done”. Although part of the way into the process the whole system froze up and had to be restarted. This “bug” only cost Emma 5-7 extra minutes. But when you’re held down and asked to be completely still those extra minutes can seem much longer. I did get the watch and ask questions about how and why they did what they did. The table Emma lays on is narrow and lifts up to about 4.5 feet and swivels 200 degrees. Then the “arm” over her head swivels and turns around her in another 200 degree rotation. She receives 66 segments of radiation per session and each session takes approx. 15-20 minutes. You will see below a picture of Emma before treatment and after. Look very closely and see the “waffle” pattern on her forehead and eyes from the face mask she has to wear to keep her head immobile.
After treatment she went to school with her teacher Justin Gardner. She enjoys school! When she was done we had lunch and went to the Pink Palace Museum and IMAX. We enjoyed the museum and the Mummy IMAX was really cool. Even David liked it! We got groceries and came “home” with enough time to put away our purchases and go down to supper in the dining room. A wonderful meal was provided by HOPE for the Target Houses I & II. There are so many wonderful & generous groups here in Memphis!
Emma finished her evening off with some crafts in the craft room with Pilar.
So it’s off to bed we go and get up early to do it again tomorrow.
Love and Hugs,
Momma Catherine

Ready to Go!
Ready to Go!

Emma "Waffle" Faced

4 thoughts on “A Bug in the System

  1. Wanda Whitaker

    So good to see your photos. We are praying for the nausea to be minimal for Emmalee. She looks so grown. I can see how tall she is. Love the picture of Davey with his friend. May the Lord bless you all.

  2. Missy & Family

    Emma our prayers are you, you’ll be back home before you know it. Give David hugs and kisses too.
    We love ya,
    Missy, Lela, Allen, Jable, and Macey

  3. DeeDee Childs

    Hey I already tried to leave a few messages on here so I do not know if you will get this one or not but we love and miss you and wish you luck. We are praying that everything will work out for you.

    Love and miss you all,
    Shane,DeeDee,Hayley,Tyler,Shandee and Caleb Childs

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