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 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 pretty sore but was transferred back to the childrens ward shortly after.  Once they got him some more pain relief he settled down to wait for lunch.  The surgery went well and he is now sporting a few more stitches holding his eyelid up but no more swelling, and we were allowed to leave about 2.30.  We are back to the hospital on Friday for them to check it all out.

Must admit we are very tired and would like this journey to end soon!

Becs, Liam and Ashleigh 



   Nic, John & Steven

June 18, 2008 @   

You guys are all doing amazingly well – especially you Liam. May your journey be a short one from here! We are all thinking of you – take care and get plenty of rest. xx


   The Stones

June 18, 2008 @   

Keep staying strong you guys! It won’t be long and it will all be behind you. Make sure you rest up and relax when you can. We are all proud of how you are handling what is going on. Take care and ask for help! The Stones


   Hilary adnd Mike

June 19, 2008 @   

Thanks for the blog Becs, it is great to read and follow your days. Sorry we can’t be useful over here in Bangkok. Pleased the surgery went well. Good on ya Liam, Becs and co for doing so much and not letting this slow you down!


   Tusha, Iain, Max and Giana

June 19, 2008 @   

Hi Becs. Glad to hear the surgery went well. You are all amazing – and Becs you are travelling a hard road but I am sure you will get there. You have soo much support and positive wishes going with you on the journey.
Love the Saunders-Penny Whanau


   Bridget Bazalo

June 25, 2008 @   

Hi Becs,
I just wanted say we are thinking of you and so good to hear Liam’s wonderful strong recovery all heading in the right direction.
Take care Bridget, Phill, Lisa, Michelle & Jessica Bazalo

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