Friday, February 13, 2009

On the Mend

Hi all!
I see my faithful husband took over blogging duties while I was "away." I'm on the mend! I've held down two small meals and think I've seen the worst of it. Some good news to report: There was no vomiting at all, by anyone, at anytime, today in the Williams family...Hallelujah! Brady had a good day today. I can't put into words the many ways in which he amazes me each day. As my mom put it, his whole life has been intruded upon. With the daily Broviac flushes, GCSF shot, and his every other day bathing ritual, he endures quite a bit. In between these upsetting times for him, his sweetness and wonderful personality melt my heart all day long! He has a lot of anxiety when we flush the Broviac. It is pretty obvious that he has an uncomfortable sensation as I'm injecting the saline and Hep/Vanco into the lines. It is a difficult thing for a mom to do. I also did the same thing for my mom when she had lymphoma. At the time I was pregnant with the triplets, and never in my life did I imagine I would be doing the same thing for one of them someday. Brady's appetite continues to be off. He is so sweet about it though. He just sits in his highchair and kind of plays with his food. We try anything/everything to just get some food in him. Tonight he really enjoyed a roll and his milk...fine with me!

On a more uplifting note: Have you checked out our blog tracker to the right? It is a map that tracks all of the "hits" we get on the blog. People from all over the world are reading about Brady!! I just keep asking myself, "How do these people know about us?" It is so amazing! If you click on the map it will show you a list of recent locations of the people viewing the site. Today I read that someone in Rome Italy read about Brady! I guess I need to step up my about pressure!

I was really leery at first about starting this blog. Putting my thoughts out on the web for anyone to read was a little unsettling. But I can't tell you how wonderfully therapeutic it is to be able to share our struggles and blessings from day to day with all of you. We have been able to add so many prayer warriors to our team by using the internet! The comments of support that we read each day give us so much encouragement to keep going. I've been thinking a lot lately about awesome it will be to let Brady read this blog someday. I can't wait for that day...


  1. I'm so happy to hear that you all are doing better, and that Brady had a good day today. I'm praying for many many more good days and very few bad days (NONE would be great!)!

    I wanted to let you know that I'm praying for Brady. I shared his website with my mother, and she's shared it with the congregation at her church. They've added Brady and your family to their prayer list. You have another team of prayer warriors here in NW Ohio.

    God Bless you all!

  2. Glad to hear everyone is getting better.

    It's wild the power of the internet. I found your blog through Diana Manges when she posted about your story on Facebook. I grew up in Oakfield.

  3. YAY!! I'm so glad everyone's feeling better and Brady had a good day! :) What a little sweetheart he is. I don't think I'd be so good-natured if I have to deal with what he's dealing with. He's a blessing and a shining example of a great attitude and a beautiful heart. Keep up the good work, Williams Family.

    Love from the Crandalls!!!

    PS That map is really cool. :)

  4. Happy Valentine's Day to the entire Williams and Hamm families.

    Your love and devotion to your families is contagious. You inspire so many people as you share your story. We are lucky to know everyone of you. Your extended family has been through so much and yet you stay strong in your faith. What spiritual role models you are. God is working through your families and I continue to keep all of you in my heart and prayers.

    Love, Deb R.

  5. Hi Megan, Matt and Brady,
    My friend Amy told me about you. She saw your posts on TC. I am a triplet mother as well and my son was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in Dec 2008 at 4 months old. We are so grateful for our pediatrician who felt the mass in his abdomen during a routine exam. He is about to start his 4th round of chemo on Monday. Fortunately, his tumor reduced in size by half after 2 rounds. Our biggest concern is the mass in his spine. We are very happy with the care he is receiving at Lucile Packard Childrens' Hospital at Stanford, CA. I know you were concerned about the treatment that Brady will receive. Our treatment plan is 4 rounds of chemo and then surgery to remove the remaining mass. We have found the support from family and friends to be the best thing to help us get through this. I can see from your blog that you have a lot of support. I will be praying for all of you, but especially for Brady. Stay strong. You can contact me at

  6. I am so glad to hear your family is on the mend. I am continuing to pray for you all daily and hope there continues to be laughter therapy each day for Brady and all. I remain in awe of the strength you show Megan, you are truly a blessing to more than you know. Yvonne

  7. I am glad to hear that the vomiting has stopped. I am praying for Brady, I began to follow Brady's story, I think the day he was diagnosed, a friend from a prayer blog I belong to shared about dear Brady and I am praying for all of you. This is going to be a very unimaginable trial for all of you to endure, but with faith and love by your side, and the millions of followers in love with dear Brady, Gods strength will see Brady thru.
    " I Believe in Brady "

    May god bless and keep you well.
    Susan from nova Scotia


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