Mason had his first Radiation treatment today! He was happy and excited, right up until they put him up on the Radiation table to access his port. Before that, he had asked questions about the machine, and had commented on how funny it looked. He didn't like being poked, even though it didn't hurt, but he cried a lot less this time. He even told my mom afterward: "It didn't hurt, but I cried anyway." So I think the future looks better in that regard...as long as I remember to put the numbing cream on before we leave!
The actual Radiation took about 45 minutes (it's supposed to be 20). I kept worrying if something was wrong, and the anesthesiologist told me afterward, that because he had congestion in his throat, he had begun to cough and they had to stop and help him, then reposition, start over, etc. He hinted that they may have had to give him oxygen as well. He left a note for the anesthesiologist for tomorrow to watch out for that, so hopefully things will go a little smoother then.
Mason recovered really well, and was out of the hospital soon after. He did get nauseas on the ride home, and then spent half the night throwing up because it had made him sick. I called the Dr., though, and they are going to give him nausea medicine tomorrow to help with that. I knew that was one of the possible side effects, but I had hoped Mason's poor body would be spared. He hates throwing up and he hates taking medicine of any kind now. I have no idea how they will get him to take it...unless they give it to him through his port, which he wouldn't like either. But it's just one more thing we'll get to work on. :)
Anyways, Mason did start feeling well enough to help decorate our Christmas tree with his uncle Sila this evening, and he is super excited for Christmas. He's already calling it the "best Christmas EVER!"
I love his outlook.