by Michael Wells
Brady slept most of the day away. He’s in absolutely great spirits. It’s 8 o’clock and still we wait for the good Doctor Bunin to arrive with Brady’s stem cells. Grandma just informed me that Dr. Bunin is right outside our room and things should get underway within minutes. As anticlimactic as this event is going to be; I’m actually sitting on the edge of my seat waiting as if it’s first pitch of game 7 of the World Series. Dr. Bunin just opened the door and told us I managed to deliver an enormous amount of stem cells; 30,000,000 to be exact. Brady is going to get 10,000,000 and the rest will be frozen.
The actual delivery process is just hanging an IV bag and in the next hour or so Brady will have 10,000,000 of my cells swimming around his little body looking for places to set up home. It just astonishes me! We are on our way to beating this beast.
Sherrie and Grandma are on there way home for a couple of days of much needed and earned rest. So, it’s the “Man Cave” for the next 2 days and all I can say is; “it’s going to be interesting.”
Brady is trying to fall asleep and is fussing a bit so until next time; your prayers, thoughts and hugs have gotten us to this pinnacle so please continue them to take us all the way home.
“8 Years Later—Still No Cure for Pediatric Cancer” is a series of posts revisiting the journal kept by Sherrie and Michael Wells during the cancer diagnosis and treatment of their son, Brady Michael. Hopefully these entires will provide an understanding of the journey families face when dealing with these horrific diseases and of the important work the Hugs for Brady Foundation does.