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."

Home at last

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 10:25 pm on Wednesday, June 4, 2008

We were visited early this morning by the Doctors who advised that all the tubes could come out and as long as Liam was eating well by the afternoon there was no reason why we couldn’t go home.  You didn’t need to tell us twice and I had us packed and ready to go within 20 minutes!  The only wee speed bump we had to get over was getting all the tubes out which was not a pleasant thought.  Liam toughed it out though and while I was distracting him with his nintendo he didn’t even notice the drain coming out of his leg!  It was great once that bit was all over and he was no longer attached to anything.

We then went for a spin with Aunty Vickie and Jack (who had the day off school) to the cafeteria to have his first sandwich in a while. 

We sat and waited for the Doctor to get out of theatre so he could give us the ok to go home.  Keenan came to visit again which made time go a bit quicker.  Gabe Tully bought in a lovely banana cake and some chocolate brownies (yummy yummy yummy!) and her boys Jack and Lui have given Liam all of their rugby cards that they have collected – what a very special gift and he will see you Tully’s soon so he can say thank you in person.

 We sat and we sat and we sat…….  Doctor Davis finally got out of theatre just after 5 and I advised him that we were all packed so he better tell us we could go, lucky (for him or us I’m not sure) he gave us the go ahead and Jasper and Amelia came to pick us up and we packed everything into the car – bit of a squeeze, wheelchair, frame, crutches and all the crap we had accumulated over the last week, and set off to Wellington where a lovely crockpot chicken was awaitng us. 

We then headed to Waikanae and it is bloody marvellous to be home, we got a wonderful welcome from Coco and Grandma and I am so looking forward to climbing into my bed for a good nights sleep.

Thanks to everyone who gave Liam things to do in hospital, visited and sent messages, it has been a tough week and Liam still has a fair bit of recovery to go, but he should come along in leaps and bounds now we are home.




   Anita, Arch and kids

June 5, 2008 @   

So good you are home – bet it is fantastic to be in your own bed! You are truly all amazing – we think and pray for you all the time. Enjoy the home comforts!


   Great Aunt Moy

June 5, 2008 @   

That’s fantastic you are home already!
Might see you on Sunday at Waikanae – there are
flattened sand dunes and walk on beach at the
moment if ya’ll feel like an outing and some sea air!


   Nic, John & Steven

June 5, 2008 @   

Hi all and welcome home!! We know with being home you will come along now in leaps and bounds Liam – Coco will love having you home again Liam bet she missed you heaps!! Full speed ahead for a fast and healthy recovery. Thinking of you always. Nic

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