Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Mom's trip to Dr. Tonnesen (the radiation oncologist) today has been cancelled and rescheduled to the 17th of June. This reflects Dr. Tonnesen's own conversations with Dr. Leiphart, Mom's neurosurgeon, who has contended that Mom's incision needs more time to heal before radio- and chemotherapy can resume. Mom has an appointment with Dr. Leiphart on the 11th; he'll be examining her surgical site on that day.

The healing won't be over once the incision has been declared healed, however: Mom will once again have to have her head opened up in order for the new synthetic bone to be placed in line with her skull. This replacement won't happen for several weeks, and after it occurs, Mom will once again have to be watched to make sure she heals without infection.

In other news: the front lawn has received its buzz cut. I then fixed Mom lunch, and now she's napping, which can only be a good thing. The state of her rash is about the same as it was yesterday, despite the Benadryl.


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