by Michael Wells
Other than vomiting Brady is doing incredibly well. Everything is going in the right direction and I am confident will continue that way. I am going to make this a short entry as I am on my way to NYC for a day of sales calls. Sherrie is working very hard trying to arrange meetings and consults with virtually anyone who has credibility in the pediatric bone marrow transplantation field. She is just astonishing how determined she is to ensure we make the “best” possible decision.
Finally, it continues to amaze me how kind and generous people truly are. Here are three examples of some very special people.
Michelle (my coworker & friend) thank you so much for the incredible offer to have your (I hope I’m right) Elk’s Club donate blood for Brady. Thank you is not enough to express this overwhelming gift.
Marc Rubenstein, owner of Jersey Physical Therapy our physical therapist whom we have known for about a year will be sponsoring a blood drive in Brady’s honor. Thank you Marc
Uncle Frank & Aunt Ellen thank you for the holy water from the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in Lourdes, France. I truly hope the water possesses healing powers. Also, Brady will love his new giraffe and Sherrie and I will love the dinner gift certificate from the Columbiettes. Thank you!
Thank you for your overwhelming support of Brady and until next time: keep us in your prayers, hugs and thoughts – we need them now to help us with what lies ahead…
I just got home from the hospital and all is well with Brady. His blood count continues to drop with his white blood reaching 1.0 which is where we want to go. Today he had a blood transfusion to help keep his red blood cells in line. He’s fighting a low grade temperature around 99.0˚ but we believe his temperature is more related to his teething than any infection.
Today Santa came to his unit and left Brady with some very nice toys. There was a pizza party to go along with Santa and Sherrie told me Brady had a lovely time as he slept through the entire event. However, tonight he and I had a ball playing with his new toys. Speaking of “new” toys, Aunt Ellen & Uncle Frank thanks again for the giraffe replacement. Brady will not let it out of his sight and has been hugging it and kissing it all day.
Other than Santa and a mild fever there is not too much to report and I really like that. Somehow the old saying; “no news is good news” has a much greater meaning to me. I will keep you posted on any developments in the meantime please keep Brady in your hugs, thoughts, and prayers.
PS Thank you Brother John and Marion for the very delicious chocolate covered strawberries – Brady really liked them almost as much as Sherrie.
“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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