Updates and Info for our Macey Moo
Thank you all for visiting Macey's blog. This page is intended to give family and friends the latest updates on Macey. We look forward to everyone's comments and support and also your patience as we will add any updates as we receive them and are able to post them. There has been an overwhelming amount of support and love for Macey and we want all of you to know that we love you too and are thankful to have such great family and friends. Please keep all comments positive and know that our "Miracle Moo" has only one acceptable outcome. Complete and full recovery. Our family will accept nothing less. There will be t-shirts, window stickers and other items available to help support Macey's road to wellness. These items ARE NOT for profit. Only to show the love and support that Macey needs. Thank you all!
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Yesterday was an emotional and difficult time for Macey. Knowing you are sick is one thing but coming to terms with the reality of it everyday can present many challenges. Just like the doctors have said and we have read, Macey has good days and bad days. We showed up at McKay Dee hospital yesterday so we could talk to the radiation doctors about her treatment plan and to get the required tasks completed so she can begin. She had to have an MRI and CT scan performed again so they can get the necessary angles and 3D views for the actual aiming of the radiation. This is a targeted radiation and it will require Macey's head to be completely still. For this, they molded a plastic, mesh, cage-like device that fits over her face and keeps her attached securely to the radiation machine as it sends beams pointed directly at the tumor. Seeing this thing after it was made looked like something along the lines of a bird cage shaped like Macey's head. When they wheeled her out after completing this process, she saw us and just broke down. Again, the reality of it all setting in and becoming very upsetting for her. As her parents, it's one of the most difficult things we have ever faced in our lifetimes. Our girls' are our world. We live for them and we do all we do for them. Macey is young, strong, healthy and without a doubt, we are going to conquer this thing. Macey begins treatment on Thursday Sept 1st and 3:15 p.m. The treatments only last about 15 minutes but she has to go 5 days a week for 5 weeks. Macey will also be taking an oral form of Chemotherapy during the radiation treatments.