The Super Bowl was just that, Super. We had a great time and it was one of, if not the best Super Bowl I have ever seen. The kids had a great time. Diane had purchased some of those little streamer poppers that pop when you pull the string. I had a hard time getting them to save some for the end of the game. It's a little hard for me to post the pictures because Cody is so yellow. I guess I will just pick a couple good ones and post them anyway. We will find out today if his liver is better or worse. I would be surprised if it were better. He is just looking more yellow. It's starting to bother me a little that people are staring at him when we are out in public. I just feel so bad for him.
I took Cody in for radiation setup yesterday. He will start today and it should last 9 or 10 days. He had to get marks all over his legs and one right in the center of his upper chest. They use these as markers for the radiation. We are still having problems getting Cyber Knife approved by the insurance company. I wonder if one of the insurance executives would go through this if it was their loved ones that was in need of this procedure. I bet not!
I have a government security audit at work this week. It is always a stressful time. I've been talking to many of my associates and have been asked about Cody and how he is doing. It is becoming hard to talk about it. I know that people mean well but I have a hard time keeping it together when I'm talking about Cody.
I will post when I get any new information. Thank you for the prayers, well wishes and congrats on the Steelers win. My family and I appreciate the love and support.
Diane just called me and said that the insurance company approved the Cyber Knife procedure. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. She had been making calls and rattling some cages and it seems to have paid off.
I misquoted Diane. She apparently told me that they had just resubmitted the Cyber Knife claim but the person with the insurance company who spoke to the doctor thought that there was a good chance it would be approved.
Also she just told me that all of his liver numbers are higher. They suspect is caused by the chemo. Cody will probably need platelets and red blood soon. We are back in the chemo groove...
Here are some of the Super Bowl pictures I promised.
Justin and Daniela enjoying the game.
Mommy and Cody..
Cousin Chris with Justin and Cody...
Cody loves Chris... Chris and Cody have always been close.