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 9

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 5:24 pm on Monday, April 28, 2008

We arrived at the hospital this morning and met with the oncologist for some results.  We had some fantastic news in that  part of the bone marrow aspirate, lymph node, lumbar puncture, and chest are all clear of the cancer.  It is localised in his sinus cavity.  About time we had some positive news! 

We are still awaiting the biopsy results on the tumour however, and should have the results back by late Wednesday.  They are repeating all the same dye tests they did in Dunedin as it is not putting its hand up and saying what type of tumour it is!  We do like to make them work for their money these specialists.  If they need to do further testing on Wednesday they may look at sending us home to await the results, or alternatively if it is discovered that the tumour is non responsive to chemotherapy, they will send us home for the surgery.  This is because the best paediatric plastic surgeon in the country is in Lower Hutt.  We are still obviously in a holding pattern awaiting the biopsy results.

 Ashleigh jumped on the plane with Aunty Amy to head back to Wellington today – I asked her if she was going to miss me and she said “not really”!!!! Give her a couple of days and I’m sure she will miss me. 

 Liams bone scan went well, he got to watch Shrek on the monitor above him and then had the needle taken out so we can go swimming tomorrow.  The girls and I are off to the netball (Canterbury vs Melbourne) and Jasper and Liam are going to the movies.





   Margaret Stevens

April 28, 2008 @   

Hi Liam, you look so cool with your beads – a real hippie! Brilliant news that the tumour is localised, you deserve some good news Bec. Lots of love from Grandma & Oy


   Hayley, Alan, Niamh and William Moule

April 28, 2008 @   

Hi Liam and Becs and every one else.

Great news and good to hear that the problem is localised and not widespread. Hopefully it will be a case of isolate and destroy, and all of this will be a memory. Great picture of the beads though, very fetching and a great thing to look back on when all of this is completed. Keep positive, and look forward all the time.

Love the updates, fantastic to hear the updates.

Thinking of you all.

Alan, Hayley, Niamh and William


   Uncle Raymond

April 28, 2008 @   

Aunty Carol read out the latest news to me today. It is great to get some good news. We are all thinking of you at this time.


   Kerry Burfoot and clan

April 28, 2008 @   

Fantastic News! You are fantastic Bec for being so informative in the updates. I am sure you know we all check up on Liam’s day before turning in for the night. Hi to Jasper too, Take care and keep smiling! Kerry



April 28, 2008 @   

Hi again from that stranger up in Auckland, I feel like I know you all so well and am so happy for all of you at this happy news – about time something went right. Lets hope the news gets better and better. Go well to you all.xxxx
Emma & troops


   The Stones

April 29, 2008 @   

Yay, finally some good news, about time! Its good to see that you are all out and about keeping busy. Spiderwick Cronicles is a good movie if you want to see one. Heidi thinks the beads are great. She is looking forward to seeing them when you guys get home soon. Take care and we are thinking about all of you all the time. Love The Stones xxxxx


   Fiona (Osama bin Veggie)

April 29, 2008 @   

Hi Becs, Osama here!!

So great to get some good news. Thank you so much for the updates which allow us to share this journey and hopefully provide you all with some much needed support.

Liam you are such a brave young man who is making us all so very proud.

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