What is Brain Cancer?
We started to ask and search for information. The first thing we "must follow" was the surgery to remove the tumour because it was as big as 3 x 5 cm and with accelerating evolution, and Luca started having functional problems caused by it.
After some horrible days and nights (when I cried more than I ever cried in my childhood), we founded some alternatives for the surgery.
By coincidence, we ended up in Bucharest, at Dr. Sergiu Stoica, a wonderful man who scheduled us for surgery on a Sunday, his only freeAAA day.
On the 9th of September when Luca was taken to the OR I just could not look at him and I turned around to hide my tears.
I managed to find my force and turned back to him to kiss good bye and I told him "Sweetheart I'm going to see you in just a moment. Daddy loves you so much".
Laura, my wife, accompanied him in the OR and spoke with him until he went to sleep.
The operation lasted for 10 hours and I felt them as 10 years, mainly for the fact that initially it was estimated to last only 6 "“ 7 hours. When I finally saw him in the Intensive Cares room and he started talking: it was as I was witnessing his 2nd birth.
The surgery was a success and we started to calm down a little by seeing Luca speaking.
The 3x5cm tumour was entirely removed without any other cerebral lesions.
The only secondary and temporary effects are some motor deficit on the right leg and arm, and the diminished capacity to control the eyes movements.
Being a strong boy, who loves life and the joy: he fought for life. As doctors said, he had a faster recovering comparing with others children.
The follow-up step was very difficult: the anatomic pathology tests results.
They weren't good at all.
I could feel it, because all the doctors and nurses, who became our friends and visited us everyday, started avoiding us during the last two days.
After we asked, after a little break, they confirmed us the results were not good. The darkness came again into our lives after a few days of happiness.
We started again with phone calls, suggestions, running, and agitation to find the follow up required.
We received in the end the acceptance from the Tubingen Hospital, in Germany, to follow the initial step - the radiotherapy.chemotherapy
We then would have to find a place for the following step "“ the chemotherapy "“ as there are no more places in Tubingen Hospital.
This is our sad story written quickly between two phone calls.
It is hard for us to talk about it.
Luca is our only child, we adore him and we can't see our life without his evening hugs, morning smiles, the small or big things which we used to do together, without our "boy things", or without listening his happiness for the good results from the school and scholar contest, in brief we can't conceive our lives WITHOUT HIM.
- various wire transfers
- Claudiu BOJAN
- christophe antoine
- Ania Sergiel
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