In May of 2006 we lost Matt, Liam's Dad after a courageous battle with a brain tumour, he was 34 years old. In April of 2008 we got the devastating news that 7 year old Liam had an extremely rare form of cancer in his sinus cavity. This blog is where we can update you on Liam's progess with his brave battle. "If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them."

Day 2

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 1:03 am on Monday, April 21, 2008

Here we are at the end of day 2.  We met Liam’s primary care oncologist today, Dr Rob Corbett.  We also oriented ourselves with “CHOC” (named after my favourite food of course, actually it stands for Child Hemotology and Oncology Clinc).  We get our own room which is equipped with a bed, a foldout bed for parent and of course the main attraction – a playstation 2.  Liam is not an inpatient yet, we are still awaiting biopsy results for them to pinpoint exactly what type of a sarcoma it is prior to commencing treatment.  We have been given a free day tomorrow so are planning all sorts of touristy things.  A trip to Orana Park may be in order and Ronald McDonald house has provided us with a whole range of vouchers for things to do.  We were fed by TVNZ tonight which was just delightful.  I cannot rave enough about this place! 

Wednesday is going to be a big day for Liam, he is going under a general for procedures including a bone marrow aspirate, possibly a further biopsy, lumbar puncture to name a few.

 The above photo is of Liam in his new home, happy as can be with lunch and a playstation!





   Nic, John & Steven

April 21, 2008 @   

Dear Becs, Liam and family
You guys are in our thoughts every day – thank you so much for keeping in touch. Love and prayers coming your way. Enjoy being a tourist Chch is a great place as you remember Becs!! luv Nic, John & Steven xxx Gosh Liam you are a handsome young man – you look just like your Dad!


   Tusha, Iain, Max and Giana

April 21, 2008 @   

Hey Guys

Words aren’t enough at times like these. You are all in our thoughts and prayers daily.

We send you lots of love from our family to yours XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX



April 21, 2008 @   

Hiya, bit lost for words – I am delighted at all the fab things going on for Liam – when he susses the playstation 2 can he give me some clues? Trust the day out was fun. Hugs as ever Dianne


   Jason, Ingrid & Hillgrove kids

April 21, 2008 @   

Hi team, we are thinking of you all in these difficult times. Love from the Hillgroves of Picton.


   Fee, Phil and Amy

April 21, 2008 @   

Hiya guys, from a techno phobic person this blog thing is really cool and awesome, and certainly saves you having to repeat info heaps of times. Thinking of you all.
Love from the mcphails



April 22, 2008 @   

Hey guys

Great to hear what you are up to and that your Ronald McD house is all cool….what an amazing facility it is. I spend some time in the Wellington one once. We are thinking of you all and hope tomorrow goes as well as it can do.

Hope you’re keeping warm in that southern winter! Becs I can recommend the Antartic Centre for when you get more free time – my kids loved it recently.

Keep up that awesome positivity you seem to have, you’re doing so well..

love Ces, Ollie and Gracie Donaldson.


   Martin & Toinon

April 22, 2008 @   

Today will be a big day for Liam and for you all. We are thinking of you and hoping all goes well. Lots of love and prayers, Martin & Toinon

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