by Michael Wells
Brady is trying and I do mean trying to sleep. It’s 4:00am and the Bear is having a tough time. The nurse just came into his room to draw blood. Another CBC (complete blood count) and to check his electrolytes; I’m not sure if he has any blood left to check. Oops, nurse just told me Brady’s bed is wet so it’s time to earn my Daddy pay.
A little Tylenol and a lap around the floor in Brady’s wagon (see photo) with some of his friends and now it’s a fresh bottle of milk and off to bed. God, in a strange way I just love this time of day. I mean it’s just so confronting when you finally get your baby settled down and once again everything is quiet. I cannot wait to get Brady home and get back to normal.
Normal strange word in our “new” vocabulary; once we are home Sherrie and I have decided to restrict Brady’s schedule the first month. We will keep him at home and hopefully away from catching any type of “bug” that would put him back in the hospital. After the first month, we hope to have his cancer in remission and then we can start to reintroduce him to his once very active schedule. Unfortunately, for the near future swimming lessons will be put on hold. I think I will miss this more than him!
Well, it’s time for me to check my emails and get my day started, so for now…
Brady is going home tomorrow
Tomorrow is going to be just a wonderful day; Brady after 15 day in the hospital will be returning to his home. He has quite an eventful day ahead of him; lumbar puncture, bone marrow biopsy, spinal chemo and another round of blood work but if all goes well and we are expecting to go very well, we will be home tomorrow late afternoon/early evening.
Brady’s in great spirits, his temperature is perfect and I truly believe he is excited about leaving the hospital. Thanks again to everyone for your tremendous support and love, it truly touched our hearts.
“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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