Tuesday, 2 December 2008

No More Stitches

He was walking so quickly beside me I had to tell him to slow down. He was excited. He wanted to show Dr. Singh how well he was doing. As we walked by the gift shop he said, " I remember that place." "They have a Christmas tree, now!" We took the stairs up to the second floor and he reminded me "We used to take these all the time before I had my surgeries. Now I can do it again." As we entered the 3F clinic the receptionist smiled. "Dr. Singh was just asking if you were here." We walked into the exam room and Liam exclaimed, "Hey, this is the first room we were ever in when we meet Dr. Singh."
So many memories came flooding back this time as we visited McMaster Children's hospital. It was neat to see that he was remembering too. It has been quite a journey. One that we will not forget and I hope that we will talk about again and again.

Our appointment with Dr. Singh was great. She removed Liam's stitches. There was 42 of them so it took a bit of time but he said it did not hurt. He asked her if he could sign up for basketball again in January. She said he could play but he has to avoid hitting his head as the bone will not fully fuse for at least three months. I want him to wear a helmet but it was decided that just the skills would be fine and to avoid the scrimmages where he could get get hit by accident. I still like the helmet idea but so far I have voted down. Dr. Singh gave us the final pathology report on Liam's tumour and it was a benign choroid plexus papilloma. There wasn't anything abnormal about the tumour so that is also good news. Liam will have another MRI in January followed by an oncology consultation at the end of January or beginning of February. It is the hope that at this consultation they will be able to tell us that no further treatment is required. Liam will then have to have a yearly MRI and check-in with Dr. Singh at the oncology clinic just to monitor the tumour remnants. It was the news that we had been praying and hoping to hear. Liam took it all in stride but I breathed a sigh of relief.

We were all excited to hear that this will not be our last visit with Dr. Singh and we will continue to have opportunities to meet with her. She went out of her way to thank Liam again for her bible and the cookies that he made her. She told us her youngest son said, "Liam is a good cooker!" We will continue to pray for her and her family. We took a picture of Liam today with Dr. Singh. We thought we would share it with all of you since so many of you have been praying for her too.

I am so very thankful tonight. Words can not express my heart. My prayers of thanksgiving are inadequate. My words of praise are not enough. I am amazed everyday at the miracle that God is working out in Liam. I wish you could watch him jogging for physio or working hard on his squats to build his strength back up. I wish you could hear him drumming, or singing his favourite Toby Mac song or hear him pray for kids that he knows are still sick. I wish you see what I see and know that you are witnessing a miracle that not even a brilliant surgeon like Dr. Singh could have predicted. We cried out to the Lord with all that we had for Liam. You lifted him in prayer. The Lord heard our sincere cries and He answered in a way that has amazed us and glorified himself. He is a mighty God and He will always answer those who earnestly seek Him.
"Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them."
Deuteronomy 4:9 (NIV)
I will not forget.


  1. Kim, Jason, and Liam,
    Even though we have not been right there witnessing in person, you have done the most amazing job of
    making us feel like we have.
    Your faith and honesty has touched us more than words can say.
    We are so thankful to God for taking care of Liam and words can't describe how happy we are at how amazing he is doing!
    We thank God for your wonderful family and pray for his continued Blessings on you all.
    Thank you for letting us be a part of this inspiring journey!

    Karen, Craig, Brandon, and Justin

  2. Kimberley, every time I read your blogs I am absolutely amazed at the strength the Lord has given you. Your blogs are truly from the heart and I can read the wonderful works the Lord is doing! We are continually praying for Liam and your family.
    Thank you so much for sharing so openly with us. I have been touched and I know many have and will be...forever by Liam’s story.
    Love you all, Kendra

  3. I am banned from reading any of your blog entries while I am at work because people are starting to think I'm emotionally unstable! When they're sad I cry...when they're happy I cry...Thanks for the fantastic update and photos. God is so extraordinary and your testimony as a family continues to be such an encouragement! With many blessings ahead...

    Love, the Chase family

  4. Praise the Lord...God is good.
    Glad to know that Liam is recovering well.He is a brave young man with
    great faith! He is truly an inspiration!