Death of a Superhero
A Family's Story about Courage, Bravery and the Defining Moments of LOVE
Our sweet, lil' baby love lost his battle to AML Leukemia on March 8, 2010. We fought long, hard and very aggressively for 2.5 years, only to have his cancer come back for the fourth time to finally take his life. He was only 3 years old.
This entire blog is about Hunter's amazing journey. It's about his life and his love......his determination and his courage.......his absolutely, brilliant personality, and the affect he's had on people all over the world.
He's left an unimaginable footprint on this earth and has changed the lives of thousands of individuals. People who didn't realize how precious life was, now live it with extreme gratefulness. People who took every minute they get to spend with their children for granted, now savor every last second. And people who weren't quite sure what love is all about, now love deeper, love stronger and love with every ounce of their soul.
People all around the world have shared their love, their well wishes, their prayers and their inspiration, and we could have NEVER achieved as much as we did without them. We are humbled by their generosity & their true friendships & are forever grateful for every last person that has come into our lives through our experience with Hunter. He was our precious baby love who we loved and cherished with all our hearts and we are forever crushed and terribly, broken-hearted.
Dance in the clouds baby cakes. Mom & dad are watching proudly & you will remain so very close to our hearts for all of eternity.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Moving in day for Round 4
I was very excited to see the new elephant Children's Hospital had brought in for the kids. It always puts a smile on my face going up to our room.
Here is the first load on moving day. It usually takes us about a day or two to get settled. We are still in isolation because of Hunter's cough, so we have our own room! Yay!
This will soon be converted to my bed that I will sleep in for the next three weeks. We bring in our tempur-pedic mattresses and it makes it all good in the neighborhood.
Here is our bathroom that we are not supposed to use. It's for patients only. Hunter doesn't seem to mind sharing. You'd never know there was a full on jacuzzi tub with jets behind that door..............yeah right.
This in one of Hunter's favorite places. He's constantly looking through the window at the world outside. He tries to escape every time the door opens.
He covered the whole room in about 10 minutes. He checked every drawer, hook, door and knob to make sure everything worked. He's very thorough.
This is me chasing him around the room while he's hooked up to his IV. They usually give us an hour or two when he's not getting chemo or fluid to unhook him so he can run around freely. But, not this time. The chemo is so powerful that if he doesn't have enough fluid in his body, it could damage his kidney's. So he's hooked up almost 24 hours a day. Little man is DEFINITELY tired of that routine!