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 watching Amelia’s game, but the weather held out for Olivias later on. (Jess played at 8.30am so we missed that one, although she had a good win)

 Our friend Mick in London generously gave both the kids some British Pounds to spend, so we transferred the money over and they went on a wee shopping spree at Toyworld (although they were lamenting about not being able to go to the coolest toystore in the world – Hamleys in London!)  No surprises what they bought – Lego!  The rest of the afternoon and evening was then spent building their respective items.

Sunday was spent inside in front of the fire mucking around and doing odd jobs.  The highlight of my day was being able to have a spa in the rain after the kids had gone to bed.

We are back at the hospital tomorrow for a clinic visit, and I am expecting the pathology results to be back however will not be surprised if we don’t hear anything still.  I am very nervous about going and it churns my stomach everytime I think about it.  It will have been 5 weeks since the surgery on Wednesday, I’m not sure where the time goes. 

Some days its hard to keep smiling when I look at my beautiful boy and his sore eye and swollen face.  He is maintaining his weight and filling him up with complan milkshakes seems to be doing the trick, but he still struggles to open his mouth more that a centimetre or so, and is getting frustrated with not being able to eat properly.

Will report tomorrow after we have seen the surgeon.





   Tusha, Iain, Max and Giana

June 30, 2008 @   

Hi Becs

You are right he is a beautiful boy and he is very lucky to have a mother like you. Will be thinking of you tomorrow – lets hope you have the results so that you can plan the next stage of the journey.
Kia Kaha


   Robyn & Peter Radomski

June 30, 2008 @   

Hi Becs,

Hang in there, it is hard with the winter and cold yukky weather on top of all you are dealing with.

Good luck with the appointment tomorrow. Will be thinking of you (from Dunedin – where it is really cold too – but the sun is shining!!! )

Looking forward to catching up with you all when we get back.

Love Robyn & Peter x x x x x


   Andrea, Paul, Emmie, Angus & Kennedy

July 1, 2008 @   

Hang in there Becky. We have fingers crossed for a good result at the clinic. Our thoughts are with you.


   Great Aunt Moy

July 1, 2008 @   

Have the candle burning for Liam again today – thanks for keeping us updated so well Becs during this difficult waiting time.
Love ya’ll,
Moy x

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