This is a picture of an eye with a radiation plaque attatched to it. Below is a picture of a radiation plaque before it is inserted in the eye. The doctor puts into consideration the size of the tumor and then the depth of the tumor and that all determines the amount of iodine radioactive "seeds" on the plaque.
Right now, we are in our hospital room. We got here around 12ish and Brenden has been getting noticably better. He came up here with a fever of 99.9 and it broke after a dose of Motrin. He then ate one italian ice, 2 dishes of ice cream, some teddy grahms, salad, cherry tomatoes, a few pieces of chicken, a bowl of fruit, half a bowl of peaches and a can of sierra mist. Now he's sleeping. Tomorrow, hopefully he'll feel a little bit better and be more up to atleast playing the wii and a few games. As for me...i"m gonna get to bed. Tomorrow i'll post pictures of Sesame Street Live.
Hi, I'm Amanda. I'm a single mommy, superwoman and "doctor" to my three miracles. My first two miracles came in the form of identical twin boys born at 36 weeks - as seemingly healthy as the could be. They're 5 now but around 3 months old, we found out that they had inherited Retinoblastoma from me (yeap, I'm a cancer survivor too...). That's when I learned that sometimes, what doesn't kill me ultimately makes me stronger. Good thing too becasue 18 months later, I met my third miracle. He's 3 now but before he was born, we found out that he would be born with a CHD called Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA). After spending about a month in the hospital undergoing not only bedside surgery in the NICU but open heart surgery and spending a few days on ECMO (Heart bypass), you'd never know now what he'd gone through aside from the scars on his chest: his battle wounds...the door to his heart. There's hardly anything you can tell me now that I wouldn't be able to handle; I'm a Mommy23Miracles.