Eamon Obst's Kicking Cancer's Butt
This is Eamon Obst. A cheeky smiley little boy who has just been diagnosed with Wilms Tumour - a cancer of the kidney. Since his diagnosis Eamon has undergone surgery to investigate/remove the kidney. It was found that the tumour was too big to take direct action. So now Eamon must undergo chemotherapy and radiation therapy. This should hopefully shrink the tumour so surgeons can remove the problem kidney. This will be a lengthy battle for him and his parents (Justin and Kathy Obst nee Deak). Considering they also have Eamon's 12 week old sister to look after at the same time! All funds raised will go towards helping Eamon's family cover the costs associated with all the hospital visits coming up. As well as enable Eamon's parents to focus their time and energy on looking after Eamon and his infant sister. Rather than stressing about the burden of bills that keep piling up. (Food, formula, nappies, power, water, rent/mortgage, hospital visits etc) Eamon's dad Justin told me he would probably have to go back to work next week. It broke my heart to think about him having to leave the house with his wife Kathy, baby girl and now sick son just to make a couple dollars to pay the bills. I thought if we could raise some money Eamon's dad could stay home and focus on helping nuture his family. The sooner we can get funds rolling in the better. I will be so grateful if we can help this little family out. But probably not as grateful as Eamon would be knowing your funds will enable him to have both his parents and little sister by his side as he attempts to Kick Cancer's Butt!
Follow Eamon's progress via the link below.
Sharing a pic of something we bought for Eamon with the gofundme money. It's a skateboard attachment for the pram which also has a seat attachment for the board. We got this as he's outgrown the pram but gets quite tired on walks or shopping etc. this helps mummy and daddy still do stuff with Isla without Eamon suffering, missing out or getting tired.
Thankyou for your help and support
Today we visited the WCH for a pre-surgery appointment with Mr Khurana.
We talked through the results of the CT Again and saw the scans. Mr Khurana was confident there should be no issue with surgery and there are only a few non threatening side effects possible.
Surgery is scheduled for 9.30am tomorrow morning with admission at 8am. Recovery time should be 5 days.
In preparation for surgery eamon had bloods taken - group and hold, which means they test his bloods and then have back up bloods in case a transfusion is required. This is particularly important at this stage given a cancer patients blood cell can be strained from treatment and the body may not support surgery as well as it could under normal circumstances.
We are all feeling anxious about tomorrow's surgery but cannot wait to have this 'monster' out of Eamon.
Humbled beyond words. Thank you all for your kind donations. I will make a point to let you know how this helps us. Those of you I know, you mean the world. Those of you I don't, I hope to meet you one day. And to those old school friends or friends of friends, it's amazing how our world is so small and so kind when you really need it. Never hope to return the favour in such a horrible situation but I have your back if needed. Xx