by Michael Wells
Good evening to all our friends, family and fans of Brady. Today was a very good day for Brady; his temperature and blood pressure are running normal, his CBC is doing what it’s suppose to do; go down. His white blood count has dropped to 1.2 from 1.6 in 3 days and I am told it will most likely hit zero very soon.
The real good news is; Brady has finished this cycle of chemotherapy. Yea, Yea, Yea!!! Now we wait and see if all this chemo insanity does its job and knocks the crap out of the bad blood cells. Let’s have a Big Cheer for the Chemo!!!
Brady is currently sleeping and his Mom (the beautiful and wonderful) Miss Sherrie is home and hopefully resting. She needs to take care of herself – Brady and I need her ever, ever so much. We had a delightful dinner together (Chipotle salads) and we sent her home to get a good night sleep.
I guess I owe some people an apology for not writing in Brady’s journal yesterday. I’m sorry but I was beat and my son Stephen dropped by before he returned to Florida and I just lost track of time. I will try to be more reliable.
Finally, Brady’s doctors are calling his leukemia a “one of a kind” type. They will continue to treat it as AML sub-type M0 but we need to wait and see the results of this round of chemo before we can really stand up and cheer. Rest assured Sherrie and I will do everything we can to cure Brady. While it’s still early, we are in the process of evaluating various hospitals that specialize in pediatric bone marrow transplants just in case we have to go that route. If anyone has any experience in this area please let us know. Right now we are evaluating CHOP, MD Anderson, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. If you have any suggestions please contact us immediately. Use my email address if you want to keep your opinion private.
Well I’m going to get ready to hit the sack; until next time, please keep Brady in your thoughts and prayers…
“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.
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