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 42

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 4:04 pm on Saturday, May 31, 2008

Liam was in good humour overnight, giving Jasper a bit of grief everytime he snored!  Jasper had been relegated to the toilet, (had pushed the chair back into the toilet room) and looked very amusing I must admit.  He terrified one of the nurses who didn’t see him in the chair in the middle of […]

Day 41

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 2:25 pm on Friday, May 30, 2008

Liam is still very sore and very swollen today.  His right eye is swollen shut which is making playing the nintendo a bit difficult.  He is being poked, prodded and the site checked every hour, which can get a bit annoying.  The plastics nurses are teaching the paediatric nurses how to do they checks as they […]

Day 40 – The day after yesterday

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 5:42 pm on Thursday, May 29, 2008

Liam spent the night in the ICU after his huge day yesterday.  He was kept mildly sedated overnight, but every now and then he would sit bolt upright and want to get up.  He had a good night and was monitored closely and had good blood flow to the site.  I sat with him until about […]

Day 39 – The Operation

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 1:58 pm on Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The day finally arived and we got up at 5am to get to the hospital by 6.15.  Liam was great although not to keen on getting out of bed – as if we were either! He went into surgery at about 8am surrounded by some of the best surgeons in the country.  He was wrapped […]

Day 38

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 12:35 pm on Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I had to go and pick Liam up from school this morning and take him back down for further blood tests as they forgot to do one of them yesterday.  I was not very impressed and Liam to say the least was not happy.  He got through it though and then was most put out when […]

Day 37

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 6:39 pm on Monday, May 26, 2008

The above picture is of Liam’s memory quilt which was made lovingly by his Aunty Vickie and is made from all of Matt’s clothing.  What an incredibly special and precious gift, Victoria has put in so much work and the words thank you seem so inadequate.  It is difficult to find the right words to say how […]

Day 36

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 3:32 pm on Sunday, May 25, 2008

Oh dear, not the result we were looking for all dressed up to the nines in our Hurricanes gear.  Nevermind of course there is always next year.  Can’t see those Crusaders doing as well next year without their beloved Robbie – time will tell! Liam had a great day yesterday, went to his friend Keenans […]

Day 35

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 8:30 am on Saturday, May 24, 2008

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GO THE HURRICANES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Day 33 – Pre op Assessment

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 6:38 pm on Thursday, May 22, 2008

We went over to Lower Hutt hospital armed with our mile long list of questions today.  I have to admit we got most of the questions answered and were there for a good 3 hours.  We have been told to expect the surgery to take anywhere between 8 to 12 hours.  It is certainly going to be an incredibly […]

Day 30 – Matt’s anniversary

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 7:14 pm on Monday, May 19, 2008

It is two years today since we lost our beloved Husband, Daddy, Son, Brother and friend.  It is hard to believe that it has been two years already.  I found a novel way to pass the day – have caught a vomiting bug so have spent the day tucked up in bed sleeping.  It has […]

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