When your little boy has cancer, this is a good time to “phone home”. The one thing you can be sure of is that your family will always be your family for the rest of your life. We have an incredible family that has supported us throughout this journey in every possible way. We had many long days and many long nights and in every circumstance, when everyone else went home, there was always a family member nearby.
Real Life Cancer Story
We spent a lot of time in the oncology ward of a pediatric hospital. This is a place where all the kids are very sick. On most occasions you share a room with someone else. Nick had one roommate, a teenager who was getting chemotherapy, always by himself, who never got any visitors. Nick had another roommate that was about 6 years old and had his mom with him for as long as she could be there because she had a job during the day – there were no other visitors. I watched this little kid walk up and down the halls pulling his IV on wheels along with him. One day on the way out of the room his IV fell over, and I helped him pick it up and he was on his way again.
“When you are on a difficult journey, it is a gift to have your family with you. The most important thing is not to wait until you need your family to appreciate them.”