Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Hope

What a powerful word that is.
With it, anything is possible.
Without it, we are lost.

Mom & Dad were very encouraged by their appointment yesterday, regarding the targeted radiation therapy. I could hear it in my Dads voice last night. The brain tumors are "small", they have a very high success rate treating tumors such as this. The treatment can be done as many times as needed (not just a one time shot as my Dad previously believed). The treament irradiates the tumors without damaging the normal surrounding tissue.

Moms pulse rate is slowly coming down. Her heart still gets racing at the slightest effort. But. It's coming down.

Encouraged.
High success rate.
As many times as needed.
Slowing heart rate.

Hope.

4 comments:

James Cooper said...

Very encouraging news. Here's pulling for your parents. Take care and keep us posted.

Suldog said...

Good! Hope is, indeed, strong. Keep up the good spirits.

KFarmer said...

Smiles :) Great news! :P

Chunks said...

Breathe in and breathe out and take it one moment at a time. I'm keeping you and your parents in my thoughts.