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 99

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 6:22 pm on Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The day got off to a very inauspicious start, with this storm we have been having the winds picked up my wheelibin and threw it against the lounge window, smashing the window!  I got a hell of a fright as I was sitting at the table studying and the dog took off up the hallway and hid […]

Day 97

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 4:50 pm on Monday, July 28, 2008

Liam had his CT scan today over at Hutt Hospital.  I picked him up from school at 12.30, slapped some emla on both arms (numbing cream) and headed off.  He was a little bit anxious about being jabbed yet again, but wasn’t doing to bad on the nerves side.  We were called in a short […]

Day 94

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 6:34 pm on Friday, July 25, 2008

I kept Liam home from school yesterday with his bout of the flu.  He spent the day tucked up on the couch under his blanket watching telly.  His cousin Madison lay on the other couch feeling just as sorry for herself as he was.   I sent him back to school today as he was feeling […]

Day 92

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I took Liam to Kapiti Health Centre today (formally Paraparaumu Hospital) where we visited the Paediatric Doctor whom we met at the original oncology visit in Wellington.  He had a look at Liam’s big toe which he hasn’t been able to straighten since the surgery.  The Doctor seems to think that one of the nerves has been […]

Day 90 – Back to School

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 4:27 pm on Monday, July 21, 2008

Liam’s first day back at school for quite awhile went without a hitch today.  He didn’t particularly want to go back as he said he has more fun at home and at school he has to work.  He wore shorts, but even though it was a sunny day I think possibly he wanted to show […]

Day 89

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 3:09 pm on Sunday, July 20, 2008

We had a fabulous holiday, with Grandad and Wendy, caught up with a few friends who we haven’t seen in a long time, and did some relaxing and fun things.  The photo above shows Liam and Ashleigh with the resident seals in Picton, they have been there for about the last couple of weeks and […]

Day 81

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 3:57 pm on Saturday, July 12, 2008

We made it to Picton about 5.30pm last night.  It was one of the most horrific sailings I’ve ever been on.  We were ok until we got out of the Wellington heads and into Cook Strait, when the big waves hit.  It felt like we were on a continuous rollercoaster with our tummies going up […]

Day 80 – Off to Picton

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 2:08 pm on Friday, July 11, 2008

Here we are sitting on board the Aratere about to set sail for Picton.  I think the weather could have been a little bit better for us, but we will take what we have been given.  Hopefully the sailing is not too rough, although Liam just picked up a pile of bags and thought they would […]

Day 76

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 10:09 am on Monday, July 7, 2008

Today is the first day of the school holidays, so now the battle begins to keep two children occupied for the next two weeks, *sigh*. The weekend has gone by in another blur.  We went to Zac Bowmans 8th birthday celebrations on Friday night and had yummy birthday cake.  I didn’t get the kids home […]

Day 73 – Meet the All Blacks

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 5:19 pm on Friday, July 4, 2008

We decided to call in the big guns to cheer us up today!  Well actually the Child Cancer Foundation rang last night and told us that the All Blacks were coming to meet us at the childrens ward at Wellington Hospital (not just us but you get the idea!).  We decided that even though the truckies […]

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