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 177

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 9:00 am on Thursday, October 16, 2008  Tagged

Liam and the lego, Coco looking after his buddy Liam!

And there you have it, Liam has come through another surgery, another page in the book. 

We actually came home yesterday, but stayed with Jasper for the night before returning home this morning.  Liam was so bright and there were no complications save a bit of blood coming from his eye and nose so the registrar checked him and said if I was happy that we could go home.  Obviously he didn’t need to say it twice and about 2 minutes later we were out the door!  I had a message from his surgeon later on saying he came to check on Liam and he assumed all was okay as we weren’t there!

Liam is great, his left eye is swollen shut like someone has punched him, and we stopped at the supermarket on our way home and we got a few strange looks, I am surprised I didn’t get tapped on the shoulder by CYFS!  (Child welfare department for those of you outside of NZ)  He also has two tubes which have been placed in where his tear ducts used to be to enable the tears from his eye to drain into his nose instead of weeping out the eye which has been prone to happen.

I will keep him home from school probably for the rest of the week – will see how he feels tomorrow and he may even be able to go back then.


Here is the link to an article of interest too – finally we have some paediatric oncologists in Wellington –




October 16, 2008 @   

Becs… happy to hear the awesome news that Liam has the all clear! Thats amazing, well done to you all for enduring such a huge ordeal, and staying so positive. Every time I get grumpy with having three weeks of chicken pox children I think about you and the others out there facing a hurdle that just doesn’t compare. YAY for you guys!




October 16, 2008 @   

Hi Becs…yay to the good news about Welly hospital!!
Brad finishes his radio next Tue, Chemo Wed, Scan and THEN he should be moved to Wellington….to do his 40wks of Chemo up here!!
YAY YAY to your gorgeous Liam – glad all went well with him – big brave soldier :)
And you must be stoked xxooGod Blessxxoo


   The Stones

October 16, 2008 @   

Thats brillant! He looked good this arvo. Such a strong wee fella. Take care of yourself too Becs. Love from us to you.


   Tusha, Iain, Max and Giana

October 16, 2008 @   

Hey Becs that is so great to read something positive. Really happy for you, Liam and all the family. We truly hope that this is the turning point. No doubt you are all rested after having a massage and breakfast in bed courtesy of Jasper!

Lots of Love

Penny-Saunders Whanau


   Miriam Reddington

October 17, 2008 @   

Hey Bex, been keeping a sneaking eye on your blog….so glad Liam is well. Have to catch up soon when you get some free time.



   Martin & Toinon

October 19, 2008 @   

Hi Becs,
It’s great to hear Liam is well, and has bounced back so quickly after his operation. Particularly good news to learn that he is clear after all the uncertainties you’ve been carrying with you for so long now. That is wonderful news…just fantastic. We hope you’ve had a great weekend.
Take care & lotsaluv, Martin & Toinon.XXXXXX

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