by Michael Wells
Last night was just an awful night. No amount or combinations of oral pain management drugs seemed to help Brady. I think Sherrie and I had about 4 hours of sleep combined. Today, when Brady is at the clinic receiving his whole blood and platelet transfusions, he will be once again hooked up to a continuous IV pump. This will provide him with continuous pain mediation and enable us to administer a bolus when ever necessary. While his pump system is portable, Brady will not be as mobile as he is now.
Brady is now entering the final phase of his horrific journey and it breaking our hearts. I don’t how long this will last but I truly pray he does not suffer like last night. I will let you know how he does at the clinic.
I’ve got to get back to helping Sherrie so until next time; prayers, hugs and good thoughts are always welcomed but donating blood and/or platelets would be tremendously appreciated.
“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.