Monday, 22 August 2011

Hard to believe...

A lot can happen in 3.5 months. It's hard to believe that I am sitting in Bronson's hospital room with his car seat in hand, ready to be filled. 
In 3.5 months we have had some of the most emotional times of our lives. As I walked from our vehicle to the elevator I looked to my left, seeing shadows of sad nights where Angela an I sat in our van, crying for Bronson, wondering if we would see him the next day. 
In the last 3.5 months we said goodbye to our dear friend Penny who lost her battle to cancer, leaving behind her husband and family to meet her on the other side. 
And today we say goodbye to Jack Layton who has passed from his battle with cancer-what a journey for so many. 
And so today with reminders of tears shed in the past, we thank God for the blessings He has poured out on us. We are thankful that our family will finally be whole. 
As I look at Bronson laying on his bed, I see his bravery beads above him. Each bead a reminder of what we have all been through/each bead representing thousands of people who have walked this journey with us, supporting us along the way. 
I wrote this out before and I feel I need to do it again...
Cancer is so limited...
It cannot cripple love.
It cannot shatter hope.
It cannot corrode faith.
It cannot eat away peace.
It cannot destroy confidence.
It cannot kill friendship.
It cannot shut out memories.
It cannot silence courage.
It cannot reduce eternal life.
It cannot quench the Spirit.

Bronson is coming home. We will continue to update on his life if you would like to continue to see his progress. We thank you for your support. Time to hold my son for a while...

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Just out of reach...

Well it's certainly been a while since I've been able to sit down and write on this blog. Life has been so crazy for the past while... Angela is down at SickKids staying with Bronson... I'm here in Brooklin with Kallie while trying to take care of work.  It's honestly not that bad... What's tough are the nights... it just seems so quite. Without Angela and Bronson here, things don't seem to be complete.

Through everything though it has been incredible to see how far we've come... Angela told me yesterday that the head oncologist came by to say how happy he was with Bronson's progress. We also learned how lucky we are to have things work out the way they did. He was talking with a doctor down in California who couldn't believe that Bronson recovered considering the extent of damage from the neuroblastoma and chemo damage to the liver.  He said that Bronson wouldn't have qualified for a transplant by their standards because they would have thought him 'too far gone'.
Our oncologist said that he was pleased to say that it can be done and Bronson is the example! What a story to tell Bronson some day! At this point though it would just be nice to have him home... It WAS supposed to be last Friday... now it looks like it's going to be this coming Tuesday or Wednesday... Seems so close but so far away... A few more days... what a journey. 

Monday, 8 August 2011

Counting the minutes

Well I haven't blogged for a while and thought I should tonight. We are really in the home stretch with Bronson...it's hard to believe. I would say for sure that he will be home by the end of next week...at the latest! - At least that's what the doctors are hoping for - we know things can change and so I am not trying to get too excited.

What a journey it has been - and everything seems so crazy right now... Kallie is being watched by friends and family throughout the day, Angela is down with Bronson, staying there each night and I am here taking care of work and trying to make it down when I can - a break would be nice - we will get there soon enough.

Our only concern at this point is that Bronson keeps having some mild seizures... we don't know what's causing it... I am really hoping that these things clear up and that he can began to have a 'normal' life... whatever that is. He turns 3 months tomorrow... hard to believe. So much has happened.

Thanks again for all your prayers... even though we (or should I say 'I') don't update a lot with the busy-ness of it all, we really do appreciate your prayers... they are getting us through this. It will be good to be a whole family again!