by Michael Wells
Wow! I just sat down to write an entry into Brady’s Journal and the number of visits to his site is 10,002. Just unbelievable and extremely humbling. Our thanks to everyone who is following Brady’s fight and I assure you his ultimate victory over this disease.
Not too much to report today; Brady is doing extremely well and Sherrie told me the lights have been fixed and life continues to be good. Brady spent a couple of hours today in the playroom and he is in great spirits.
Today is: Day minus 10. Yes, just like a countdown to the launching of the space shuttle. We will do the minus day counting until day zero (March 18th) when Brady receives his transplant. After day zero it goes the opposite way until Brady’s blood counts are sufficiently high enough to be released from the hospital. I will hold off prognosticating this event but it cannot come soon enough.
So, this is the part of this procedure which is as exciting as watching paint dry. For the next several days the conditioning chemotherapy will take our beautiful baby boy’s body to a virtual aplastic state. We will start to see the horror of this condition within the next 3-5 days but until then it’s still so difficult to look at Brady and believe there is anything wrong with him. He is just as bright, active and inquisitive as any 18 month old toddler and shows no signs of cancer. It’s like the calm before the storm and oh what a storm it’s going to be.
I’m home tonight and I’m going to (believe it or not) hit the sack early as I need to catch up a bit. Until next time please continue to pray, hug and think good thoughts (all 10,002 of you) our baby is going to need everyone’s continued support 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.