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 1/2 years, only to have his cancer come back for the fourth time to finally take his life. He was only 3 1/2 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.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Oxygen............who needs it?
Hunter's been off oxygen for 2 days!! His lungs are finally strong enough to breath on their own! His pneumonia still seems to be hanging out, but it's not nearly as present as it was. YAY!!!
He's finished one round of chemotherapy and we'll find out in the next couple of weeks if he's in remission. He'll need to be in full remission for the Bone Marrow Transplant......so now we just sit and wait.
The Bronchoscopy results came back and so far nothing has grown. So that's also good news.
He was up and walking on his own for the first time today and that was WITHOUT ANY PAIN MEDICINE. Hunter's back!!!!
He's done a complete 360 since the first day we were here and he now throws down smiles all the time. He even does it on demand. Wow. He just steals our hearts every time.
One of the teams of doctors that hovers over Hunter on a daily basis to assess his condition and inform us of the plan for the day.
Hunter on fire the night before his Bronchoscopy.
Once again, Ernie accompanying Hunter on the way to his Bronchoscopy procedure. Such a good friend.
Dad saying goodbye and giving him one last kiss.
Off he goes.
This is where they close the door on Mom and Dad. I hate that part. I soooo wish this was a spectator sport.
Dad there to whisper sweet nothings into his ear as he wakes up.
Taking a nap after the procedure. Long day.
A good quote from Kung Fu Panda - "yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift........that is why it is called a present".