by Michael Wells
I’m sitting in a Brady’s negative pressure hospital room and thinking what a strange name for a room located in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Ever since we entered the hospital it has been a far cry of “negative pressure.” I don’t think I could handle much more pressure in my life than watching my brave son Brady battle cancer. But the one thing I am learning through this experience is nothing really is what you think it is. I know that’s a bit over the top for a rainy Friday night but I’m feeling a bit strange and this “thing” is certainly adding to that weirdness.
For a 14 month old child, my son Brady continues to astonish me. He is without peer when it comes to personality, intelligence and an incredible desire to live. I am so very confident Brady is destined to become an extremely important person. He will beat cancer because he will not give into such a minor interruption in his life.
I know you’re most likely thinking “Mike has finally lost it.” Well that may be true but my judgment of Brady’s strength is unbiased when it comes to his determination and fight to live. It’s really that simple he will beat this beast of a disease and be back swimming, attending Gymboree, music classes, and daycare before he celebrates his second birthday. By the way, keep August 21, 2010 open because we are planning a major birthday party and you’re all invited!!!
Until next time, let’s all keep Brady in our thoughts, prayers and hugs – it seems to be working…
PS Brady continues to spike fevers and still nothing to report on the chicken pox mystery but he is in GREAT spirits.
“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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