Anyone who recognizes me in this forum knows I usually have a weird sense of humor on most (ok almost all) of my posts. Unfortunately this is not one of them…
A co-worker in my office has a 3 yr old who was diagnosed with a mass in his brain earlier this year. The doctors determined it was cancerous and he went through with the surgery and chemo afterwards. They had thought they had gotten it all, but then a follow up appointment later this year found multiple masses in the brain and on the spine. Apparently they are inoperable… after weeks and weeks of consultations, etc she basically got a “quality or quantity” choice. Although not a parent, I can’t even imagine how that must feel. Anyways this past week the boy was getting worse and so she took him in on Friday. he was admitted and told that they could not relieve the swelling on the brain (would induce a cardiac arrest) so all they could do was morphine for pain and wait , she was given hours or days deadline. They elected to take him home for hospice and I got a call last night from another co-worker who has been in close touch with her during the ordeal. Apparently they want to have a birthday party for him today and he is a BIG Thomas the Train fan. She asked if I could just make a simple “plastic” TT cake topper with his name for the party.
This is what I came up with at 2am with what I had.
Sorry for the depressing post… maybe keep him in your thoughts/prayers(if so inclined)