Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Gamma Ray Complete

Yesterday morning started very early...Cash woke up at 1:00 a.m. and since he couldn't have any chocolate milk (sedation at 6:30 a.m.), he decided he wasn't going back to sleep.  Wendi kept him busy until 4:00 and then I took him on an early morning car nap (he did sleep in the car thankfully).

By 6:15 we were at Harborview and the nursing staff at the gamma knife center started preparing for the procedure.  Cash was the only patient of the day so it was nice having the center to ourselves.  By 8:30 they had him sedated and put the brace on his head so he would be perfectly still during the procedure.  He was wheeled to another room for an MRI and as soon as it was over Dr. Douglas started mapping how to best radiate the spot.  He then went into the gamma knife room and 30 minutes later was wheeled to recovery.  We were home by 12:30 which was a pleasant surprise.

The rest of the day Cash was very fatigued.  He was obviously tired from the sedation and procedure and fatigue is a common side affect.  This morning he was a bit more chipper and hopefully he expresses interest in eating today (yesterday was all milk).

Everyone got a better nights' sleep last night and we are continuing to pray that all of this we are putting Cash through works and that he remains healthy.  God answered our prayers yesterday and He continues to extend His grace and mercy to us and to Cash...

Thank you for your prayers!!!


  1. Glad to hear everything went well...Prayers in the coming days :)

  2. Awesome Jack -- thanks for the quick post on what happened. So thankful for technology and to be part of this process. Will let the kids know. Love you guys much -- RoxAnn, Kat and Michael

  3. So glad the procedure went without a hitch. I continue to lift Cash and the whole family up in prayer.