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 42

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 4:04 pm on Saturday, May 31, 2008

Liam was in good humour overnight, giving Jasper a bit of grief everytime he snored!  Jasper had been relegated to the toilet, (had pushed the chair back into the toilet room) and looked very amusing I must admit.  He terrified one of the nurses who didn’t see him in the chair in the middle of the night and when he asked is everything ok, the nurse nearly jumped out of her skin!

Liam hasn’t been feeling too flash this morning, I don’t think he liked the liquid food that they are giving him and decided to power chuck it all up.  I was sitting beside him and the paper I was reading went flying, the table went flying, I went flying and he managed to get it everywhere but on me, what a good boy.  Unfortunately he dislodged his nasal gastric tube in the process so had to get a new one put in, but he was absolutely amazing.  He didn’t want to get it done but he was so strong and let them do it, and for being so awesome the Doctor gave him a much appreciated lemonade iceblock.  He was fantastic and the Doctors said there were a lot of adults who performed and wouldn’t let them do it.  We then went for a spin in the wheelchair down for an xray to ensure that the tube was in the correct place. (it was perfect)

He also had the drain taken out of his neck and we have kept that as a bit of a souvenir, very impressive.  He is still very sleepy and they are just getting his feeds sorted again, but is in no pain, just not quite ready to play a game of rugby yet.

He had his cousins and grandparents come visit today, but we kept things pretty quiet because he is so tired.  With a bit of luck he will feel abit better tomorrow.

Thats all for now, I suppose I should end by saying go the Crusaders (no matter how much it pains me to) cause I’d rather see them win than some Aussies!

Becs, Jasper and Liam the even bigger legend.



4 Comments

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   Nic, John & Steven

May 31, 2008 @   

Good on you Becs!! I knew it was in there somewhere!! Liam you are an amazingly strong little man and we are so pleased to hear you are doing so well. Keep up the great work! Take care – thoughts and love with you all. Nic

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   Angela, Andrew, Sam, Josh, Emily, William and James xxx

May 31, 2008 @   

We all hope you will be feeling really good, really soon Liam. What alot you have had to deal with! Hope Stephen stops snoring so that you can get some sleep! (I know what his snoring is like!! I used to share a bedroom with him and Philip…didn’t get much sleep myself) Take it easy and I look forward to reading about your speedy recovery! Give our love to Mum, Stephen and the girls.

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   Aunty Ran and Uncle Donal

May 31, 2008 @   

We can’t believe how brave you are, you sure are a legend liam!! Glad to hear you are making a good recovey and that you should be home to ash and that crazy cocoa soon. We are holding out to see ya, love you lots..
Kia Kaha

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   Robyn & Peter

May 31, 2008 @   

Hi Liam

I am sorry to hear that you have had to put up with the snoring. Why don’t you get your Mum to buy Stephen a nose clip like the syncronised swimmers wear? Then that would really give the nurses something to get a fright about!!!

Hope you are feeling better tomorrow. You are doing so well and we are so proud of you!

love Robyn & Peter

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