by Michael Wells
Monday evening and we are concluding our week of freedom (so to speak). Brady is just about as normal as any 15 month old toddler can be; we had a great London broil dinner with ice cream cake as dessert. The cake was given to Brady by his daycare teacher – Khadija and it was just marvelous.
Earlier today Brady was at the outpatient clinic for blood work and a quick physical exam. We had some disappointing news, his blasts are at 2% and Dr. Drachtman would like to see them at zero. Dr. Drachtman told us not to worry which immediately makes me almost insane as every time he has said this I should have worried. Anyway, tomorrow’s bone marrow biopsy will be the definitive factor in whether or not Brady’s cancer is in remission.
So, tonight as we pack for Brady extended hospital stay (4 – 8 weeks) we are rather anxious and worried. I will of course let everyone know the results of tomorrow tests ASAP. In the meantime; PLEASE, PLEASE keep Brady 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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