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 197

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 7:59 am on Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Sorry I haven’t posted in a while (been told off by a couple of people!) but I have had my nose firmly entrenched in text books for the last week or so.  I have gotten through 3 exams and have my last one this afternoon at 2.15pm.  I will definitely be having a sneaky wee drink tonight when I get home!  I am quietly confident about the ones I have sat and today’s one is Business Law which is open book and I have done very well in the assignments so am not particularly worried.  I think it helps that I have had 10 years in the Police to help me interprete the law.  (won’t be funny if I now go and fail it!)

Liam is good, I have noticed him getting very tired lately, so of course the old cancer radar pops up and I start to worry about everything from his breathing to his nose to his leg.  I went through the same thing with Matt for the 2 odd years he spent tumour free with thinking everything was tumour related.  I guess I will get used to it again.  Realistically he is probably going through another growth spurt – just what we need, him growing out of more clothes, I am struggling to feed him enough to keep up with his height as it is!  The boy has hollow legs, but I will be getting onto the oncologists to book him in for his next chest xray soon.

He is also having a couple of problems with his leg/ankle where the bone and tissue graft were taken.  I was watching him playing sport on Monday night and noticed him roll his ankle 3 times in the space of about 5 minutes.  It doesn’t seem to hurt him but if he continues doing it he will do some damage.  I need to get onto the Orthotics centre after these exams are over and put a bullet up their backsides.  His splint was supposed to be ready 3 weeks ago, I can’t believe these people make things so hard for us. 

We meet the new oncologists for Wellington this weekend, at the zoo of all places!  We get to have a wander round the zoo and then have an afternoon tea with them to introduce ourselves.  It will be good to finally have some cohesion and consistency up here.

Well I best be off and do some more study, I am going to be a very happy little camper at approximately 5.15 tonight!!! 





November 5, 2008 @   

Good luck for the exam chick!!



November 5, 2008 @   

Hi Becs

Did you have any more thoughts on Christmas. If you let me know your thinking if we can accommodate (get the pun) we are happy to. I am out of the office for a few days now so no rush. Regards Jane



November 9, 2008 @   

Yo crazy Mum of Liam, Liam is being the star that he is and you are out of this world too! Liam has some awesome looking eyes – you can so fall into the beautiful brown pools of heaven then add that winning smile too – wow watch out ladies. As for the boring swot of a Mum …. Awesome too – you are great, although I have no wish to look into your eyes unless it is for a truthful answer of one steak or 2 on the BBQ? (Only with a severe weather warning of course). Hugs as always,whinging Pom


   Bridget Bazalo

November 13, 2008 @   

Hi Becs Liam & Ashleigh
We enjoyed the fun company on election night, then again we always enjoy the Vaughan’s fab sense of humour it doesn’t have to be election night,Laughing so good for the soul!
Hope your cold has got much better and isn’t hanging around, we have had prize giving for Michelle and ve she got 1st equal ICT prize very proud of her, I got a speed camera ticket bugger, and J has accidentally got my new phone wet, quiet without it!!
Athletics for St Ben’s northern zone tomorrow at Newtown Park
see you soon,
Love Bridget, Phill, & Gals

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