Normal protocol is 25 radiation treatments, but the trend in the US is 28 according to our radiation oncologist. He couldn’t really tell us how much more effective 28 vs 25 is, but his gut feeling (working hypothesis sounds better) is that 28 if she can take it, is better. … What is ‘better’ ?…. ‘better’… Hmmm. Considering Kathleen’s gut is feeling worse with every treatment, every day is getting harder and harder and she has to consider is the damage being done less worse than the potential for the cancer to take hold. Yesterday morning was a bit of a scare as she threw up either old blood or bile. She hasnt eaten anything of quantity since Saturday, so it wasnt food. Something that looked like cola syrup anyways. If its 25, Friday is the last day. If its 28, a week from now. The oncologist warned us that the last three are indeed tough and scaring, which doesnt even show up for a good 3-4 weeks after the last treatment, can potentially cause a blockage in her bowls– 1 in 100 vs 6 in 100. Monday is a holiday, and she can opt out if need be Tuesday AM. But for now, she has her eyes on 28 and will do what it takes to make it through.