by Michael Wells
Today was Brady’s best day! His temperature continues to be normal and other than a blood transfusion he is in great spirits. He is currently in his crib having a good night bottle and making all sorts of wonderful noises.
Sherrie is home tonight as she needs a good night sleep. She’s just a wonderful Mom.
Today we had our exit interview and if things remain under control and Wednesday’s bone marrow exam is “good” we are out of here. Keep your fingers crossed. We also toured the outpatient clinic where Brady will be receiving most of his chemotherapy for the next 30 months. It’s a beautiful building but a bit depressing seeing so many children receiving chemotherapy. But the alternative is not an option.
Thanks again for everyone’s support, it means a lot. A very special thank you to my friend Joe who drove over 2 hours to see Brady. Joe you are a very special guy!
Sherrie’s journal entry…
The hardest thing for a mom is leaving her ill child. Even though he has a very strong, smart, and capable dad right by his side tonight, I get a little anxious. Last night I made the judgement call to give him morphine. That was nauseating to me. He was in pain, and that just breaks my heart.
“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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