by Michael Wells
Well as we head into our last day home I am ever so thankful for such a wonderful time we had together as a family. We have been home almost 4 weeks and in that time have managed to see our neighbors, some friends and family. Yesterday, we drove to Connecticut to visit Brady’s other Grandma (my 90 year old Mom) she was delighted to see us or more accurately Brady. My brother Richard stopped by and I hope the rest of my Connecticut family and friends understand why we kept this visit so short and with so few people. We want to go into tomorrow’s transplantation process with as healthy a baby as possible. It was great to see my Mom and she truly loved seeing Brady. She’s convinced all the doctors are wrong and there is nothing wrong with her 21st grandson. I wish she were right!
Update: Brady’s 4 year old friend Lauren’s surgery results are best described my her doctor:
“She did great, I got EVERYTHING! Very little blood lost; I took her spleen, part of her colon, a piece of her pancreas, & a part of her stomach! She did very well!”
I think Lauren’s Mom said it the best:
Over 4 months of medical care at 3 different hospitals…$500,000+
Parking in NYC…$100,000+ (lol)
A few dirty water dogs from NYC…$25.00
A new life with a healthy daughter…PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lauren is recovering at Sloan and we are just so happy and relieved for her and her family.
So, today as we finish packing, we are going to go for a nice long walk and we will end the day with an Italian dinner courtesy of our neighbors Debbie and Dan – (thank you) and thank you to everyone who takes a few moments of your day to think and pray for our son: THANK YOU.
One last thing, check out Malcolm’s video “Make Noise 4 Kids.” [link removed]. Pay close attention to the very last scene and the boy in the wagon. This video will touch your soul…
“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.