But today did bring my heart to a better place --a happier place. We went to see the radiation oncologist and he looked at the CT images. He declared that things "look good", that there was "no measurable mass" and that it had been "reduced significantly"! That is really good news!
Tim is healing really well but still has a really raw throat (nothing Tim didn't already know!) and the sides of his tongue are taking a prolonged time healing. But other than that :) things are good!
Other good news....Tim's gained a little weight back! He's now only down about 7 lbs. from where he started! Must be all that delectable Ensure Plus he can't seem to get enough of! :) As far as food, the doctor told him that he needed to start trying to eat things by mouth. It's hard to make yourself eat when your throat is raw, your tongue is sore and your taste buds packed up and went south but he will still need to do it. He will begin with broth and work his way to puddings, eggs, noodles, mac and cheese....sounds like a diet any kid would love! :) I told Tim that I could cook broccoli so it was so soft he wouldn't even need to chew it but he still declines. I say if he can't taste it why should it bother him that it's something he despises and shuns? :)
The next wait is for a PET scan. That will be scheduled to be done in about 5 weeks ~ we will get the appointment for that come Monday when we see the regular oncologist.
Another wait but this time it is wait that has a very hopeful addendum!
"In every thing give thanks..."