Tuesday morning he had his last radiation appointment! Hooray. Hopefully it did it's job.
He spent the rest of Tuesday at school and is there again today - for the whole day! He's so happy to be there.
Here's yet another photo of Wonderboy (he's smiling in there!). Max just started radiation treatments at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center in La Jolla. He'll be receiving 12 treatments, 12 days in a row(excluding weekends!). The making of this mask was quite possibly one of the most amazing feats Max has pulled off. It starts off as a flat screen. The tech warmed it up in water then stretched it down over Max's face and head and held it there for 15-20 minutes while it cooled and hardened. Max just laid there and did it. No biggy. Of course, I just carried on like this was an everyday event (all the while I thought my eyes might pop out of my head wondering when he was going to reach the end of his rope). Now Max wears his mask everyday for his radiation treatment for about 5 minutes. He lays on the table, puts on the mask and the "guys" get the sharpie marks drawn on his body lined up with the lasers. Then everyone has to leave the room and Max receives the radiation in there all by himself. I even have to wait in the lobby! He comes out all dressed and smiling. Unbelieveable!
Next week he's scheduled for an MRI, bone marrow aspiration, and MIBG scan in addition to radiation. His next chemo is scheduled for 1/22 pending blood counts.