Joseph finished today! We met with all our doctors one last time and they got us squared away to leave. First we met with our radiation oncologist, then he had his last radiation treatment, and finally he was checked out by the neuro-oncologists and he's done. Everyone was really happy with his overall condition; the only minor concern was some redness inside his ears, which they gave us some drops for. Right when we arrived, the sweet lady at the patient registration who signs us in for the day had a present waiting for him from his favorite place, Target. He got to pick from a selection of thomas the tank engine trains. She said she didn't know which ones to get and so she let him pick one out. He was so excited. He also got balloons and more presents from the radiation team. Everyone wanted to say goodbye to him. They have taken good care of him here and we are so thankful for a place like St. Judes.
We also have been taken care of here in Memphis. We can't thank Matt and Jennifer and WK enough for letting us live in their house and for Carol and Rick and Nancy for making it possible. It has been great living in the same city with my sister again, and she and her family will be sorely missed. Many thanks to those who have brought meals for us. We have had food just about every other day since we arrived and we received the last one tonight. We keep using the word overwhelming, and since my thesaurus is back in atlanta, I have to say that all the support we have received is truly overwhelming.
After the pictures of his last day are some pictures from our outing to the Mississipi River on Sunday with Jennifer, Matt, and WK. Joseph loves throwing things into water and the endless supply of driftwood provided plenty of ammunition.
Videos from the last day: waiting for the doctor, in the waiting room, and going back for the last treatment.