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The impossible happened: My 16-month-old baby has cancer The impossible happened: My 16-month-old baby has cancer

The impossible happened: My 16-month-old baby has cancer

My baby has cancer. My sweet, snuggly, smiling boy who still plays with my hair while breastfeeding and loves long walks wrapped high on my back, burying his head into my shoulder, has cancer. I want to scream from a mountaintop. I don?t know how to process this information, so I tell everyone I encounter: the waitress at our favourite restaurant, strangers at the dog park. Maybe if I say it enough times, it will feel real. Maybe I?ll feel as brave as everyone keeps telling me I am. Maybe I?ll cry. I?m terrified to feel anything resembling sadness?it?s too similar to loss.
Looks of shock typically follow our cancer bomb. The cashier at the grocery store hugs me after Annabelle, my outgoing, curly-haired five-year-old, blurts out ?My brother has cancer!? I wonder how long we should embrace and whether we?re easing her discomfort or mine. Friends and family bring too much lasagna and shepherd?s pie and offer to watch our little girl, who is suddenly dealing with an absent family in crisis. Some people find it too hard to deal with the reality of cancer and disappear, talk to me as if nothing has changed or use empty platitudes. I want to yell, ?Everything does not happen for a f*$&ing reason!? Instead, I swallow the anger and sadness until it hardens in my chest, becoming part of my armour. But no amount of mom power can counter the pain and suffering that my 16-month-old is about to endure.
We grow accustomed to the volley of questions: How are you coping" What?s the prognosis" How did you find out" While there is so much we don?t know (Why Oliver" Will his cancer respond to chemo" Will he be OK"), sharing the details we have gives us something concrete to which to tether ourselves. Facts are easier to digest than fear.
The truth is, we found out almost by fluke: My husband, who considered a career as a doctor and has an annoying habit of self-diagnosing, noticed what he thought was a hernia on Oliver?s stomach. I dismissed it as nothing, but I casually mentioned it to our paediatrician at a check-up two months later. I was so confident that he was wrong, I was half-smirking when I pointed it out. Her response shook me: ?Yes, there is something there: a mass. I?m booking him an ultrasound appointment immediately.?
I call my husband in a semi-panic as I buckle Ollie into his car seat. I check the straps, kiss his forehead and push a stray hair out of his eyes. My little boy smiles sweetly at me. He doesn?t look sick. The mass has to be benign?we would know if our baby has cancer, right" You don?t ever think your child has cancer. That happens to other people?s children, right"
The reality is, more children die from childhood cancer than from any other disease. In Canada, more than 10,000 children are battling cancer right now. Cure rates are typically greater than 80 percent, but ?cure? seems unsuitable given that about 60 percent of them will deal with late effects, such as neur...
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