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病患個案 > 9歲癌童撐到妹妹出生「送上吻別」:會變天使守護她 / Brave Bailey fights cancer long enough to meet baby sister

9歲癌童撐到妹妹出生「送上吻別」:會變天使守護她 / Brave Bailey fights cancer long enough to meet baby sister

15-01-2018

9歲癌童撐到妹妹出生「送上吻別」:會變天使守護她 

 

 

 

 

 

在面對癌症的侵蝕,一個成人都不見得可以有堅強的意志力,何況是一個孩子。英國9歲男童貝利(Brave Bailey)在1年多前的夏天被診斷出非霍奇金淋巴瘤,而且已經是第三期,主治醫師當時認定,即便再多的化療都不一定可以痊癒,但最後貝利卻依靠著「想看未出世的妹妹」出生的意志力,突破的醫師的預言,替妹妹洗澡後,嚥下最後一口氣離世。

 


 

根據英國《鏡報》報導,貝利在得知自己得到癌症,生命也正在一點一滴的流逝時,他並沒有放棄求生的意志,堅持要看到自己的妹妹來的世界上。在過去的15個月中努力的做化療,用著樂觀心面對,因為在他的內心有個支撐他下去的動力,就是妹妹的出生,甚至貝利已經幫妹妹取好名字,叫做Millie。

 

 

 

去年8月開始貝利的病況開始惡化,邁向了第四期癌症,醫生認為他的生命只剩下幾天頂多幾周,但貝利還是不放棄,甚至在期待妹妹出生時,還開始計劃自己的喪禮要如何舉行。就這樣靠著吃要跟化療,貝利終於等到妹妹出生,打破了醫生的預言。

 

 

 

妹妹Millie終於在去年11月出生,貝利立刻開心的抱著妹妹、唱歌給妹妹聽,但不到幾天貝利病情瞬間惡化,他的父母表示,「貝利在看到妹妹的那一刻,他的生命好像開始快速的消逝。」

 

 

 

貝利跟爸媽表示,「我想活下去,但卻只能成為妹妹的守護天使。」在聖誕節前夕,貝利的家人心疼他的煎熬,對著他說「停止吧!」貝利嚥下最後一口氣,眼角還泛著淚,讓爸媽相當不捨。

 

 

 

 

 

Brave Bailey fights cancer long enough to meet baby sister

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A NINE-year-old who battled terminal cancer long enough so he could name his baby sister told his parents shortly before he died: ‘You can only cry for twenty minutes’.

 

 

Brave Bailey Cooper battled the disease for 15 months and was determined to keep fighting until his new sibling arrived.

 

 

Mum Rachel, 28, gave birth in November and Bailey named her Millie.

 

 

Tragically, Bailey lost his fight with the disease on Christmas Eve and his proud mum and dad Lee said he smiled all the way through his treatment.

 

 

Rachel said: ‘We didn’t think he would last that long, but he was determined to meet Millie.

 

 

 

 

New arrival: Bailey gets to meet his new sister – and named her Millie

 

 

 

 

‘It got to the end of November, and Millie was born. He hugged her and did everything an older brother would do — change her, wash her, sing to her.’

 

 

Bailey’s dad Lee, 30, added: ‘Doctors said he was going to go before Millie was born.

 

 

‘He didn’t. He fought, and on the way to hospital, he said we should call her Millie.

 

 

‘But the moment after he met her, he began to taper off quickly. He was slipping away.’

 

 

The family knew Bailey was unlikely to survive to celebrate Christmas but encouraged him to write a list of gifts he would like.

 

 

But the unselfish youngster drew up a list of presents for his younger brother, Riley, six, knowing he wouldn’t get the chance to play with them himself.

 

 

 

 

All together: Bailey Cooper pictured in hospital with brother Riley, sister Millie and parents Lee and Rachel

 

 

 

 

When his grandmother said she wished he could take his place, Bailey told her: ‘That is really selfish Nan. You have grandchildren to take care of.’

 

 

And in their last family get-together the youngster told his parents: ‘You’re only allowed to cry for 20 minutes. You have to take care of Riley and Millie.’

 

 

Bailey first became ill in the summer of 2016, and after a series of tests was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, which develops in the network of vessels and glands in the body.

 

 

By the time it was discovered, it was already in Stage Three.

 

 

 

 

Brotherly love: Bailey Cooper in hospital with his younger brother Riley

 

 

 

 

Doctors treated the cancer with chemotherapy and steroid medication and were optimistic the youngster would recover.

 

 

But, after a period of remission, Lee and Rachel were handed the devastated blow their son had gone into relapse and no more could be done.

 

 

After being taken to a hospice on December 22, Bailey’s family gathered by his bedside and read him stories to keep him company.

 

 

‘By 11.45am on Christmas Eve, we were by his bedside, mum Rachel said.

 

 

‘We knew it was not going to be long. We told him “It’s time to go Bailey. Stop.”‘

 

 

‘The moment we said “stop”, he took his last breath and had just the one tear come out of his eye. It was peaceful.’

 

 

 

 

 

文章來自 : ETtoday新聞雲 / Metro. News

中: https://www.ettoday.net/news/20180112/1091891.htm

​Eng: https://www.metro.news/brave-bailey-fights-cancer-long-enough-to-meet-baby-sister/894920/

 

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