Thursday, January 29
LETS JUST SAY, I AM HAPPY THAT ONE MORE THING IS DONE.
Today started 7 AM. I took Regina to Hoag( newport Beach), gamma knife center. Facility is new and has newest technology in. LOT OF WIRELESS equipment like heartrate monitors, and oxygen monitors etc. MRI is latest model. and so on.
Reginas day started out good. She was given mild sedation so that Dr. Loudon and crew could mount her light weight titanium head frame. After sedation 4 spots on her head were injected with extra sedative, to make sure it does not hurt when they mount headframe on her. IT is screwed ligtly to her scull, and headframe is needed FOR making sure , she stays completely still during GAMMA knife radiation. After that she was wheeled to MRI room, and after that straight to Gamma knife room. Gamma knife lasted for 1hour and 30 minutes since she had again "tiny Relapse" and more tumor had to be radiated. SHE stayed awake during gamma knife, and listened madonna music and after that Jewel. .
By tiny relapse I mean- One tumor, close to her brain stem has a mind of a monster, and decided to spread a little --- Like multiply 3 times... So because of this, dr Loudon had to spread radiation to those stupid baby tumors :(..
After gamma was done, I was told how amazed they are with regina. Such a trooper :)
AND NOW, THE MOST PAINFUL PART- removal of Gamma knife titanium frame.. Nurse had to drill out screws and that hurt.:( after removal of left frontal screw, regina started leaking fluids. AND after 10 minutes she was still leaking them out of her spot. So nurse applied pressure bandaid to her insision, and we drowe to Dr Loudons office in Santa Ana. He stiched that tiny hole together, and we were done.
Dr Loudon Spoiled Regina with some special gifts :) Regina got cupcake making set, and "toy" dough blender :)
Right now Regina is home, Eating her first meal of today, smiling, and is really exited that today is almost over :)
Dr. Loudon is one amazing man :) I can't believe that he did what he did and REgina is still here after such a major surgery. Dr Loudon told us that THIS IS MOST amazing thing he has done for a while. AND he should be very impressed with his own work :)
TOMORROW, Friday- We are going to CHLA to see Dr. Dhall because we HAVE TO start chemo RIGHT AWAY. those tumors have mind of their own.... and we have to stop them.