by Michael Wells
Monday evening and it’s pretty difficult to think about anything else except tomorrow’s bone marrow biopsy. I’m going to work tomorrow as I really don’t know what good I would be hanging around and driving everyone crazy. We won’t get any definitive results back from pathology until after 5:00pm and so, I think it’s best for me to go to work. I will be back from NYC to meet with Dr. Drachtman at 6:00pm and hopefully he will have the results from pathology by then. We are all hoping and praying Brady’s cancer is in remission and we have a “go” for his stem cell transplant.
Tonight was another party night on the unit. The birthday party tonight was for a 21 year old patient who also happens to be a mom. I don’t quite understand what in the world a 21 year old mother is doing in the pediatric hematology / oncology unit less alone having a birthday party on a Monday night attended by no less than 25 people. There were kids running all over the place and the unit looks like a bomb hit it. What makes me nuts; while this is going on my son cannot leave his room for fear of infection. This hospital has some very strange rules and I am so happy to be leaving this place tomorrow.
It’s time to go home and get away from this place and hospitals for a couple of weeks. I will let everyone the results of Brady’s bone biopsy ASAP; until then please say an extra prayer for him…
“8 Years Later—Still No Cure for Pediatric Cancer” is a series of posts revisiting the journal kept by Sherrie and Michael Wells during the cancer diagnosis and treatment of their son, Brady Michael. Hopefully these entires will provide an understanding of the journey families face when dealing with these horrific diseases and of the important work the Hugs for Brady Foundation does.
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