Today, B”H we have finally reached the half way mark in the radiation treatment. Six more days to go IY”H. This treatment was supposed to be the easiest of all and yet Benny and us are having a really hard time with the schedule.
The fact that he starts his day off fasting from the moment he wakes up until several hours later, makes this challenge all the more difficult. Hopefully, Hashem will count these fasting periods as an atonement for the world at large and facilitate the Geula (Salvation) before the completion of the treatment.
Before Benny is put under sedation, we walk thru a corridor which leads into the room with this larger than life machine. As Benny passes numerous doctors along the way, he sticks out his arm and shapes his hand into a fist bump and waits for the doctor to punch back. It doesn’t matter how many doctors are in the room, Benny will bump them all. He then gives us his famous squeeze tight hug, kisses us and the Tehillim (Book of Psalms), and closes his eyes as he rests his head on his Daddy’s shoulder. He then gets transferred to a bean bag that has been specially molded in the shape of his body so that he is in the small position daily. The actual treatment is less than 4 minutes, but the before and after prep time add up to two plus hours.
As you eat your breakfast tomorrow, and I hope you do. It’s the most important meal of the day, if your mother hasn’t already told you a thousand times before, have Benny in mind when you say your Brochos (blessings). Have in mind that he shouldn’t be hungry until it is safe for him to eat.
B”H treatment does not take place over weekends, nor the beginning of next week for a holiday break. Although, we really would like to get this over with, maybe a break will be good to get our strength back to complete the rest.
Also, if you have not yet signed up to bake Challah for this week, please do so. It only takes a quick minute to fill in the spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is on the right side of the website. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AtGzm7uMMGbkdENFYUg4dS1iOWJ4aVRXUzRGQVcybmc#gid=1
Good Erev Shabbos!