Thank you SPRING! Ty has a new found love for his stroller again. After his diagnosis, he was very reluctant to go in the stroller because it was "too bumpy" and would cause him head pain. In fact, I had to CARRY all 30 pounds of him (at the time) all over the theme parks when we had his Make a Wish trip to Disney this past December. He refused to go in a stroller of any kind.
Since we began radiation treatment, I have been loading the double stroller that I keep in the car with all of our stuff so I can easily push it along while carrying him (you wouldn't believe how many bags I carry around with me on a daily basis). Just recently, I tried padding it was blankets and I convinced him to take a ride. He got nice and comfy and even fell asleep. Later I was able to talk him into taking a walk outside in the city. He whined and complained when I went through any particularly rough patches in the sidewalk, but he otherwise responded well. Then, just yesterday we took a long walk around the neighborhood with his brother and he really enjoyed it. I am just so happy that he is "mobile" again because getting him outdoors on beautiful days like today will work wonders on him.
Week two of radiation is over and done with, and Ty is doing great. He looked better today than he has in months. He woke up wide eyed and happy this morning, and he is talking better. His voice is very low and strained which may be a result of the radiation, but he is otherwise showing few side effects this week as opposed to last week. The radiation oncologist said the first couple of weeks are usually the worst, and we are so glad that they are now behind us. We are looking forward to enjoying the weather this weekend and getting outside with our boys for some vitamin D.