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 134

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 11:36 am on Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Liam and I went to see Charles Davis his Plastic Surgeon yesterday.  He is very pleased with the way that Liams face is looking, and was very impressed with the way the tissue in his mouth moulds itself and now just looks like it should.  It is incredible as there was no skin graft or anything, just tissue.  Because Liam will not be having radiotherapy he is going to schedule a further surgery to drop the titanium plate to a lower level, he will have a good look around while he is in there to ensure there is no local recurrence of the tumour.  This will happen in the next couple of weeks and will be an overnight stay in the hospital.  We will then give Liam a break from surgery for a while and will begin the cosmetic side of the reconstruction, regarding the implanting of teeth, in the next year or so – but no rush.

Liam will have at least 6 monthly CT scans on the face and 3 monthly chest xrays to check for recurrence or metasteses for at least the next 2 years.  He is still doing really well at school and we are back into a reasonably good routine.  Jasper and I are sneaking away this weekend for some overdue “us” time and L and A are going to stay with their grandparents which they are very excited about.  Always fun at Nana and Papa’s.

Take care




   Nic, John & Steven

September 3, 2008 @   

Again you guys are just amazing – enjoy your time away with Steve Becs and as always thinking of you. Nic


   Bridget Best

September 4, 2008 @   

Hi Becs
Pleased to hear you got a good report with Liam. Enjoy your ‘us time away. Thinking of you often.
Bridget Best

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