LIAM'S JOURNEY

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 20 – Surgeons visit

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 5:29 pm on Friday, May 9, 2008

We went to meet the surgeon today – Dr Charles Davis who was very pleasant.  Unfortunately what he had to tell us was not so pleasant!  Liam will undergo surgery on May the 28th.  That is 2 and a half weeks away because they have a backlog of surgeries from the Junior Doctors strike.

They are going to be taking out the whole of the area around the eye socket, cheek and jaw including all his teeth.  This will be reconstructed with bone from his tibia (in his leg).  There will be a fair bit of titanium holding it all together but he should bounce back and be running around within 3 months.

The bad news was that they still don’t know what it is.  They think it is a myoepithilioma but as that comes from the salivary gland and there are none of those in the sinus cavity it is all a bit strange.  Therefore after removal they will do another biopsy to figure out exactly what it is.  This will be another wait of about 6 weeks until we know the results which will tell us whether or not he needs chemotherapy and radiation.  There is still a chance that it may be benign so fingers crossed for that result.

It’s going to be a big day tomorrow and the weather is still looking promising.  I hope to see all those that can make it at Waikanae Park to see the Police win this year! 

Take care

Becs

x



7 Comments

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   Mike Triggs

May 9, 2008 @   

Hi Becs

Certainly sounds like a big day for Liam. Have got some thing organised to send him so will get contact details to send it at some stage. As always, thinking of you all.

Take care

Mike Triggs

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   Nic, John & Steven

May 9, 2008 @   

Hi all sounds like a big day for all today. I want to wish you all a great day tomorrow and I will be thinking of you and hope for a big turnout. Dig deep everyone it is for an amazing cause – thinking of you always and fingers crossed for some sunshine. Luv Nic xx

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   Melanie Davis

May 9, 2008 @   

Hey guys,

Wish we could be there to yell & scream on the sidelines tomorrow but since we can’t we’ll be thinking of you all.

Lots of love
Mel & Mike xx

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   Pip Bignall

May 10, 2008 @   

Hello Liam, Becs and family

Sarah sent me the blog page and I’ve been reading them all, and I just think you are all amazing! Liam what a totally cool kid you are! Hang in there and best of luck for the 28th – I’ll certainly be thinking of you all then, and will pop back to keep up with all your updates. Good luck tomorrow with the fundraiser to!
lots love
Pip Bignall
ps: now you can add Switzerland and France to the countries reading!!!xx

208

   Cobb

May 10, 2008 @   

Hey there,
Have a great day tomorrow. Wish I could join you. Thinking of you all loads.
Liam, you are such a brave boy!! Will be thinking of you on the 28th.
Lots of love, Cobb.

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   Kirsty

May 10, 2008 @   

Hello guys

Good luck for tomorrow. Will be thinking of you … go the Police!

I’ll also be sending you lots of happy thoughts for the 28th. You’re a very brave boy Liam. Will be watching out for the updates.

Lots of love
Kirsty
xx

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   Nic Gresham

May 10, 2008 @   

Hi Guys,

I am thinking of you all right now. I am sorry to hear about Liam. Breaks my heart. He is amazing courageous and positive boy, like his mum:)

i wish I could be there cheering for Waikanae team. Have a great day!

Love Nic x

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