Marty's Joke of the Day

Marty's Joke of the day is an internet column that I've written for more than 5 years.
I tell humorous stories about my "sweet wife" and raising our 4 young sons, named #1, #2, #3, and #4.
After 5 years of story telling, in August of 2005, doctors found a brain tumor in son #4.
Our focus here has changed little as we still try to find humor in our lives.

Monday, November 14, 2005

11/14 - Dancing Hair

Monday, November 14, 2005

20/33 = 61%

It’s heartbreaking to see son #4 go through radiation treatments.
I don’t know that he knows what’s going on, or why. Now, about 90%
of his hair on the left side of his head is gone. The docs say
that because there is such a high dose of radiation near the skin
that a lot of it won’t come back. He doesn’t much care right now,
but he will in the future. We’ll just deal with that later. He is
also getting tired during the days. He takes naps about every
other day, and acts better when he wakes up. But the days he
doesn’t take a nap, he’s quite frustrated and angry at everything.
This is supposed to go away eventually, but may take several

On the brighter side, there are some fun times. Last week I
brought a CD copy of son #4’s song to the radiation department
with us. We played it once or twice, and then went in for
treatment. The next day we walked in at 7:30 and one of the nurses
had it in the CD player cranked all the way up. She yelled, "It's
ok! No one is here this early anyway!" She grabbed son #4 and they
danced and danced until the anesthesiologist showed up. She turned
the CD player down, and they raced each other into the radiation

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Reader Comment Section:

Have faith Marty, for he is with you and your fourth son.
~Jim W.

Hi Marty:
Just catching up on the blog. My daughter, now 6, discovered sour
cream before she was three. She still loves it and would eat it
for breakfast if I let her. She even dips chicken nuggets in it –
no tangy condiments for this girl! In fact, she won't eat nuggets
unless there is sour cream! Oh well, it's a dairy product and
their little bodies need some fat. Thank you for keeping us
updated with Little Jimmy's progress. Courage and strength to you
Kathleen, London ON


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