by Michael Wells
Good morning and my apologies for not writing a journal update yesterday; worked late and when I finally got home Brady wanted my total and undivided attention. Life is pretty darn good! Brady is doing beyond remarkably well; he has had no temperatures, and is just in the greatest spirits. He continues to develop at speeds which are flat out impressive. Last night he was sitting in my lap (having his bottle) and I started singing the ABC song, in turn he climbed off my lap cuddled to his room calling Da-Da. Much to my surprise he was sitting on his carpet (which has all the letters of the alphabet and a colorful jungle scene) pointing to the letters ABC above the Hippo. I was just blown away.
Today he’s off to the Cancer Institute of NJ (the clinic) for his weekly check up. I am not anticipating any problems but I am very curious what his blood counts will be. Speaking of blood; yesterday the Somerville Elks Lodge sponsored another blood drive in Brady’s honor in Somerville, NJ. I did not find out about this until late last night and I just want to thank them and hope it was a success.
Also, yesterday we had some rather disturbing news regarding Brady’s friend Lauren Hamoy. Lauren is 4 years old and has a very rare stomach cancer and while she was at RWJU Hospital became one of our friends. She was scheduled to have a rather serious operation yesterday to remove the tumor but it was cancelled due to her poor health. If you would like more details check out her website: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/laurenhamoy and if there’s room add her to your prayer list. This disease is just pure evil.
Well, it’s that time again to get the day started; please continue to pray, hug and think of our son Brady. He still has a long road to travel before he beats this beast.
“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.