Friday, September 4, 2009

Isabella's Last Day of Radiation Treatment

So today is Isabella's last day of radiation treatment. She has been up here in Boston for the last six weeks receiving daily radiation Monday through Friday. Today is almost like a typical treatment day as Isabella woke up smiling and there's the rest of the hustle and bustle as we try to get everyone ready to go over to the hospital. The difference with today is that we will be bringing over a couple cakes (yes, that's right, a couple) to help celebrate this being her last day of treatment. We are due at radiation in 10 minutes so I have to go and finish getting ready. I will keep this post updated with our progress and some pictures and video as we go along the day.

Here is a picture of Isabella getting ready for treatment.

Update 8:40am
Our nurse Rachel just took Isabella into the treatment room and the anesthesiologist just walked in as well. So we should be done in an hour. We were so excited to get here that we forgot the cakes. Fortunately, our place is just across the street so we'll walk back while she is getting treated to grab the cakes.

This is the famous bell that we will be ringing soon!

P1000441 Update 9:43am

Friday is also a special day here at the radiation treatment in that all the kids getting treated and their siblings get to pick from a room full of toys.  Annalise and Nathaniel have already picked their gifts, while Isabella will pick hers once she gets out.

P1000444 Here, Annalise can’t decide between a toy gun or a set of finger nails extensions!  Quite a choice, eh?


Update 10:15am

They just called out and said Isabella has woken up from her anesthesia.  Julianne will go back and sit with her.  We will wait until she’s more awake to ring the bell.

Update 10:36am

Isabella just came out of the recovery room and we are now just waiting to meet with the radiation oncologist before we ring the bell.  Here is everyone walking out of the recovery room with all smiles.


Update 10:53am

Her treatments are officially complete!  Here is Isabella ringing the bell.  More updates in a bit (including a video!)



  1. Yeah Isabella!!!! Thanks for walking us through your special day. We hope to see you in school soon! :o)

    Suzy Buffone

  2. WOOHOO!!!!! The Morins are looking forward to seeing you at school and in the neighborhood.


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