by Michael Wells
It’s just about 9:00pm, Sherrie is home, Brady is trying to sleep and I have the “watch.” Today was another wonderful day in paradise.
Brady has surgery today at 1:30pm and I cannot begin to tell just how upsetting this mid-day surgery scheduling is for a toddler. I am absolutely not letting this situation go. It just is wrong and so stressful for Brady not to have anything to eat until 3:00pm. If this is not corrected I am going to ask all of Brady readers to connect Stephen Jones President of Robert Wood Johnson and ask him to explain just how they can call this place a children’s hospital.
That felt pretty good to get off my chest! Anyhow the actual surgery went great. Dr. Randy Siegel performed the broviac catheter replacement procedure as he has done all the catheter surgeries that Brady has required. Dr. Siegel is also battling cancer and he is just a very compassionate and caring cardiovascular / interventional surgeon. Thank you Dr. Randy!!!
During his surgery Brady has a breathing tube inserted down his throat which has necessitated the need albuterol treatments. These are not Brady’s favorite events and thank goodness it only for tonight.
Tomorrow night my wonderful Mother-In-Law (Jan) will be babysitting allowing Sherrie and I to take advantage of my son Stephen’s Christmas visit and have dinner at The Frog & The Peach. This is one of the best restaurants in New Jersey and I can’t wait celebrate Sherrie’s birthday. Thank you Stephen & Jan!!!
So, before I return to complaining about this place; I’m going to call it a night. Please continue to pray, hug and think of Brady and why not add Dr. Siegel to your list as well; Good Night…
“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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