by Michael Wells
So much continues to happen so quickly. Brady is resting comfortably and that in itself is almost remarkable Brady is not a fan of the PICU.
Monday he has received platelets, blood and an assortment of drugs to control vomiting, bacteria, and perhaps rheumatoid arthritis – I would not be surprised! It’s been a very stressful day and this will continue I think as long as Brady is in PICU. I am on my way to work so I cannot write too much right now; I will try to get you caught up this evening. Until then; Please continue to keep Brady in your thoughts, prayers and hugs…
Ps You can add Sherrie to your list as well!!!
I just arrived a few minutes ago and Sherrie has told me Brady is in the best “shape” he’s been in all day. His temperature continues to spike around 101.9° and today he once again vomited. He has been in much better condition than he currently is. However, the morphine has kicked in and Brady is feeling much better. Maybe, tomorrow we will be sent back to the former location – the pediatric hematology / oncology floor. We can only hope as on that floor we can at least leave our room and walk around a bit. His photo sort of tells a lot…
Brady is just amazing kid; his spirits are as high as ever and he continues to dazzle everyone he comes into contact with. Yesterday, 2 med-techs (from the 5th floor) came by to visit him. They brought him a twice set of black bears; we named them Khar & Koal. We have a running quiz with all the nurses to name Brady’s friends, no one has passed the test yet. So, here you go:
1. Snowball the Bear
2. Brown Belly Bear
7. Geoffrey the singing Geoffrey
8. Spanky the Monkey
12. Ferdinand (Ferdie) Frances the Frog
13. Bobby Brontosaurus
15. Cookie Monster
16. Little Bear
Yes, I know I’m losing it but I at least have an excuse now. So, until next time; please keep Brady and his friends in your thoughts, prayers and hugs!!!
“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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