by Michael Wells
Where to begin? Yesterday, Brady continues to act like any precocious toddler; he sings songs without words, his vocabulary continues to grow faster than I could ever imagine and he appears to be about as happy as anyone can be living in a hospital hooked up to 5-6 different pumps. His vital signs are still excellent; with his white blood count now at 0.5 but we are told this is nothing to worry about.
The game plan while complicated on one hand is really rather simple: wait and see. And it’s the waiting which is going to put me and Sherrie in the hospital. We should know some time next week as to what our next step(s) are going to be but this is entirely up to Brady rate of recovery. We could be in the hospital another week or two but if things go awry we could be home must sooner. It’s really not in our hands.
I left the hospital around 9:00pm last night and Sherrie phoned me shortly after I arrived at our home to tell me the hospital had a power failure and it was running on the emergency generators. Which meant NO air conditioning! I hope the power was restored during the night because I cannot imagine what it would be like trying to sleep in that small room with no air conditioning.
It’s time for me to get my butt in gear and get ready for work. Until next time, pray for Brady’s health, think about him and all the children battling this horrible disease and hug someone you love. Finally, stay cool…
“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.