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 69

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 4:24 pm on Monday, June 30, 2008

Another week has rolled around already.  It is still freezing here, although the sun has been shining all day today.  The weekend was pretty miserable weather with the southerly, driving rain and wind preventing any outdoor activity for the most part.  We went into Wellington to watch the girls play netball on Saturday and got rained on […]

Day 66

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 7:53 pm on Friday, June 27, 2008

Life has been carrying on as normal as possible over the last few days.  Liam is continuing to have his hour long school lessons each day which is helping him to keep up to date with what his class are up to.  They are studying recycling at the moment so whenever I try to put […]

Day 62

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 9:38 am on Monday, June 23, 2008

Been a few days in between posts, but we just didn’t have anything to report!  The kids had a great weekend, both Liam and Ashleigh had a friend for a sleepover on Saturday night, which they enjoyed.  I finally got them all off to sleep just after 9, but as I was busy painting the […]

Day 58

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 8:07 pm on Thursday, June 19, 2008

Liam and I joined several other kids from the Child Cancer Foundation today and made a trip to the Weta Studios in Miramar which was organised by Dean Gifford.  We were picked up by two limousines and a Police car, funnily enough I was one of the ones to ride in the Police car!    […]

Day 57 – Day surgery

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 5:09 pm on Wednesday, June 18, 2008

We arose obscenely early this morning to be at the hospital at 7.15.  Liam had a late night as he was a bit anxious, and has certainly had enough of the surgeries.  He was in theatre by 8.30 and after the bit he likes the least – the gas – he was out into recovery by 9.30.  He was […]

Day 55

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 3:58 pm on Monday, June 16, 2008

Here is a picture of Liam’s class with the money raised for him on dress up day. 

Day 54

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 6:54 pm on Sunday, June 15, 2008

Liam is now walking unaided, he still has a prounounced limp, but just decided on Friday that he didn’t need his crutches anymore!  The swelling in his face is still going down and he is starting to look like our old Liam again.  Once he gets the eye sorted on Wednesday there will be no […]

Day 54 – World Blood Donor Day

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 6:50 pm on Friday, June 13, 2008

Today the 13th of June 2008 is World Blood Donor day.  During and after Liam’s surgery he received 4 litres of transfusion blood.  Without blood donors this would not have been possible.  Lots of people have said to us if there is anything we can do please do not hesitate to ask.  Well I am asking – please think […]

Day 52

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 3:36 pm on Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Thought you might like to see Liam’s first visitor in the Hospital.  We very originally named him Johnathon Livingston.    The second photo is Liam today on his crutches, and yes that is lego at his feet, thanks Andrew for sending it all the way from Luxemburg! We got up early this morning for our […]

Day 51

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 4:34 pm on Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Well it is hard to believe that we are up to day 51 already and that doesn’t include the two weeks before we left for Christchurch.  I am not sure where the time has gone and it is also difficult knowing that we are still waiting for pathology results on the tumour. Liam has had […]

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