As mentioned in an earlier post, Madison's throat was quite sore so it was decision time: we had campsite reservations at the beach that weekend, or do we stay home and enjoy the quiet. The solution... if you have to have a very sore throat somewhere, might as well have it at the beach! It was an absolutely beautiful weekend.
Madi's birthday was the next week so a bunch of friends gathered for Sushi... our girl is 19.
Madi's mom Colleen surprised her with a cruise for her birthday. She and Rodger left last Thursday and returned Sunday June 8. Carnival raised the bar, treating Madi and Rodger like celebrities.
As you can see in the pictures Madi looked healthy and in the usual cruise tradition and consistent with maritime law, she packed on a few pounds... a happy thing given she lost a few during proton radiation session 1.
As you can see in the picture, Commodore Mantor offering his guidance to the young navigation officer, and Madi clearly impressed that they narrowly managed to avoid a disaster. As you can see in her expression phewwww... that was close.
As mentioned on another tab at this site, all donations to the fund are used explicitly for medical related travel and medical deductibles/bills. All excursions and activities are important to maintain spirits, so the family covers them out-of-pocket and not from gifts/donations.
We return to Boston next week for a series of doctor appointments, with surgery 1 and surgery 2 scheduled for June 24 and 26 (the second surgery was moved closer to the first as expected). After that we'll stay in Boston for a week or two for 'rehab' which simply means staying close to the medical team in the unlikely event of any complications.
~4-5 weeks after surgery 2, we return to Boston for round 2 of Proton Radiation, 11-15 treatments.
Thank you all for your love, prayers, and support. We are blessed to have you in our lives.