Hmmm… now how do I start this post? I am having mixed feelings on what & how to write about this little boy. But here goes…
I have known this beautiful angel boy for nearly 10 months now. Tomorrow is his 10th month birthday. 🙂 He was recently diagnosed with the horrible C. Yes… the horrible horrible Cancer. Acute Myeloid Leukemia to be specific & he has called the hospital ward his “home” for the past 2 months. He has lost his hair & was constantly being pricked for new IV line to induce medications & chemo solution into his blood stream. High fever was constantly haunting him & he’ll cry his lungs out, clinging on tightly to his helpless mother.
However, whenever the horrible C gives him a break, he’ll immediately perk up & curiously check out his surrounding, all ready for new adventures. He’ll wake up with a sun-shiny smile that will melt anyone’s heart & spread the magic to the entire ward.
His parents are trying their best to be stronger for each other. His mother is with him, 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, still fully breastfeeding him whenever he is able to suckle from her. She’s put me to shame for the moments I had complaint & whined whenever my own girl fell sick which resulted in lack of sleep in the entire household. For since what seems to be ages ago, his mummy has had less sleep than anyone of us. Even if she’s managed to take a short wink, her dreams will be of her precious son.
His father has been in & out of the hospital day & night, trying to keep his business running, making sure their elder son is not neglected & running all errands while his wife is battling with his younger son in the hospital. But he remains positive & continues to be the pillar of strength to his family as well as his friends.
The news about Little H’s suffering totally shook a part of my world. I’m not too sure why, but I started to feel this extreme pain & hurt inside. An uncontrollable sadness loomed my days ever since. Prayers were said constantly and I was visiting him in the hospital as often as I could until his immune system has gotten too weak to accept any visitors. Yes, it felt like my own son is fighting this horrible C and I was feeling so so so helpless cos I couldn’t do anything to make him feel better & not suffer anymore. I cried so much, kept asking God the only question I could ask. Why? Why him? He’s only 8 months old! He’s such a beautiful baby. He’s bringing so much joy to his parents and people around him. Why?
I continue to pray… I keep trying not to lose my faith… I keep reminding myself to focus…
And now the main reason I’m writing this post is not to tell a sad story, but a happy one. 😀 Today, Little H’s doctor has shared with his parents that his cancer has finally gone into remission! When I knew about this, I couldn’t help but dance! I rejoiced! I thanked God while shedding happy tears.
Well, this doesn’t mean everything is over though. Little H still has a few hurdles infront of him, but this one little good news is HUGE to us after getting constant demoralizing news throughout the past 2 months. There is a surgery coming up, as well as the recovery process after the many chemo injections. And the growing up of course… but THANK GOD that now he’s given a chance to continue to grow & for given his parents another chance at being parents to him!
So what have I learned from this so far???
I’ve learned that a parent’s love to a child can drive you to do things unimaginable. Seeing them staying strong to each other, continue to pray for hope & make every new day as a birthday of their son has kept me strong in my own daily life. To stay true to myself & to my family.
I’ll keep telling myself that all my struggles & challenges is a God sent cos I still get to see my girl grow up healthy & happy & full of future. These struggles & challenges are there because I want to make sure my girl has all the things she needs to grow into a beautiful person inside & out.
So far, none of my struggles & challenges are as big as what my friends & their son are going through. So they are my idol & source of inspiration for a lifetime.
Okay… now let me share with you some beautiful images of Little H, taken just 2 weeks before he was diagnosed with the terrible C. We had such a wonderful time together and he’s truly won my heart over that day.
Here are some moments with Big Brother A. Remember him? 😉
So I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead & do help us say a little prayer (or a BIG prayer) for Little H’s road to full recovery. Much love! *kisses*