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 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 windows in the lounge I didn’t crawl into bed until around midnight.  The problem with that was that I heard the first peep from the children talking at 6.30 the following morning.  Not impressed!  However I got up and we made a huge batch of pikelets for breakfast which were being consumed faster than I could make them.

I had delivered the guests home by 11am and delivered Ashleigh at her cousins and Liam at his friend Callums for the day.  That left me unbelievably with a day to myself.  Finally some well overdue, and well needed ‘me’ time.  Unfortunately I ended up spending the day finishing the painting in the lounge.  The wallpaper had been stripped and the walls plastered for sometime and I hadn’t got around to getting the painting done.  Mum did the first coat for me while we were in the hospital, but I needed to get it finished as Liam and I did a bit of retail therapy and bought a new lounge suite which is delivered tomorrow.

We are still awaiting the pathology results which will give us an indication of what the next step is likely to be.  Worst case scenario is that we are down in Christchurch for chemotherapy, alternatively remain up here for radiation treatment, or thirdly – the one that I would be ecstatic to hear – that no more immediate treatment is needed.  It is very difficult attempting to carry on life as normal when you are unable to plan more than a few days ahead.  The school holidays are coming up and everyone around us is planning trips away and I would dearly love to be able to take the kids on the ferry to see Grandad and down to Blenheim for a visit to some friends and vineyards, – but until we get these results life is in limbo. 

It has been 4 weeks on Wednesday since the tumour was removed so I am expecting to receive the phone call any day now, although it could be up to 6 weeks.  Our next appointment to see the surgeon is on the 1st of July. 

Hope all is well with everyone, until the next post





June 26, 2008 @   

Hi Guys,

Sorry we’re not there to give you a big hug, just to let you know how proud we are of you. We will see you next month in Wellington, where there will be hugs all round.

Love you lots

Fee, Kyle & Jasmine



June 27, 2008 @   

So pleased the operation is behind you and hope the wait isn’t too long for a great result. The memory quilt would bring a tear to any ones eye what a wonderful gift from who must be a wondeful Aunt. As always thoughts and prayers with you all Lorna

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