by Michael Wells
Wow, what a day! Sherrie figuratively “hit the wall” and had to go home for some much needed rest. Hopefully, I can convince her to take the next couple of nights off as well. To add to the excitement, Brady decided he was a skydiver and needed to pull his ripcord. Only it was his PICC catheter that he pulled right out of his arm. Of course this was after he ate breakfast which meant he could not have it surgically replaced until late this afternoon. Which meant no food or water for him from 7:00am until 5:15pm when he was finally returned to his room. Needless to say, he was a bit hungry; it really was a real crazy day.
However, we also had some good news Brady’s MRI results showed no signs of cancer in his brain or behind his eyes. This news by far offsets any hiccups caused by him pulling his catheter out of his arm. Truly excellent news!!!
Sherrie will hopefully be home the next couple of days as she is in serious need of some rest. Her Mom will be filling in for her tomorrow and I’ve got tonight and the week-end covered. We’ll manage and Brady has promised me to be a real good boy while Mom’s home and no more “sky diving” at least until Monday.
Finally, it looks like we’ll be here for Thanksgiving which is in many ways a blessing as we will not have to endure an overcooked dried-out turkey prepared by one to the most caring people I know. I will not reveal her name but it has a J and an N and an I and a couple of other letters in it. So, until next time (if my mother-in-law doesn’t kill me first) keep Brady in your thoughts and prayers…
“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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