by Michael Wells
We had a truly wonderful evening! Brady, Sherrie and I went for a twilight walk on a beautiful Indian-summer day. Brady in his backpack with his red hat on calling out woof-woof at every dog he saw. We came home and gave Brady a bath in which he splashed and laughed. We got him into his pajamas and he sat on the couch with me and drank almost 2 bottles of milk. It was just a perfect evening. Unfortunately it will have to last for the next several weeks. Brady is going back to the hospital tomorrow morning. While his doctor is still not sure exactly what type of leukemia he has (ALL or AML) Brady’s condition has not improved at all after 4 rounds of chemotherapy. So, Brady will now be treated as though he does indeed have AML. This means a much more intense chemotherapy protocol which elevates the risk of infection and necessitates the need for 4-8 weeks of hospitalization. Please keep Brady in your thoughts and prayers he’s going to need all the help you can give him to get through this.
“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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