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.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Lovin' Life.......and always will!

We're home! We've been busy, busy, busy, but I wanted to get everyone a quick update. Hunter is doing amazingly well and we are thrilled beyond belief that our hospital sleep overs have ended!

I will write more in a bit but here are a few images from the last days in the hospital!!!!!!!!!

This was us waiting to go in for his 4th pic-line surgery. That was the one that went bad three days later.

This was a typical days dosage of antibiotics, tylenol and potassium when he's getting a blood transfusion and his anti-fungal.

Here is Dad and Hunter waiting to go in for his Broviac surgery. The Broviac is the new access line that will be placed in his chest instead of his arm. This will allow us to continue to deliver his anti-fungal for the next 4 weeks at home.

Here is where we say goodbye before the surgery.

Always easier once the "happy juice" kicks in.

Here is the actual Broviac line after the 45-min surgery.

Sitting cool looking green from the surgery soap.

Getting annoyed with mom & dad taking photos. I guess I would be too if I had a hole in my chest.

Last day in the hospital waiting for the discharge papers. Can you tell we are excited to leave.

Hunter's last hang out in the windowsill.

We saw our last helicopter coming in to land - you can't read it, but underneath on the belly of the copter it says "Baby on Board".

Hunter's last stroll through the 4th floor hallways. Hopefully he never walks those halls again.

This was the fourth and final wagon load the day we left. Don't mind not doing that ever again for the rest of our lives.

Hunter at home after his hospital scrub down!

Hunter passing out in bed. He slept like a rock.

What we left behind on our hospital dry erase board.


MKPatrick said...

Congratulations to the dynamic trio! There's no place like home!!
All our love (from Buffalo),
Matthew, Mary Kay, Luke & Amelia

P.S. Back in LA in a couple weeks.

Anonymous said...

From the day I saw you when you received the news, to today, when I just saw this update, its SO WONDERFUL. Its overwhelming. I'm so happy for Hunter and his two amazing Parents! Welcome home, Hunter!