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Friday, July 18, 2008

Update July 18th 6:00 PM

It is with great pain that we musttell all of Liams family, friends, and admirers that the results of todays tests were not as all of our hearts had hoped. The Kidney was found to have a small dime sized tumor present. Pathology quickly confirmed it was neuroblastoma.

Gretchen and I have only felt this kind of pain one other time, the day Liam was first diagnosed. Liam is resting and stable from his surgery and we are waiting for his room in the POOH unit to be ready. It will only be a few hours before he will be made to walk and a little more than a week before he will begin another protocol with chemo being the initial therapy. It is so unfair and I want more than anything to be able to shoulder this burden and to take on his current pain as well as the pain he must yet endure in his continued fight against a ruthless, miserable, coward of a disease. Liam showed bravery and courage today like no 4 year old should ever have to display. Liam, Gretchen, and I thank you for your well wishes and hope on this most difficult of days for our family.