Day 2 of Ro’s “Magic Medicine”

Ronan started his second dose of his “magic medicine” today. He did fine. Just a little tired and sick of all the people poking at him. Around 10 I started to get a little queasy to my stomach. Was sick a couple of times and Woody and Mimi came to rescue me so I could go home for a bit. Went home and was sick some more. Thinking it was more of an exhausted thing/being very in tune with Ronan’s body. His pain is mine. I swear the effects of his chemo came out through me. Took a nap for a couple of hours and then got up feeling a little better. My dear friend, Gay, dropped off some of her homemade chicken noodle soup. It saved my life. I ate some of that and felt well enough to go back to the hospital. Uncle Scottie is in town to see Ronan so he drove me to and from the hospital. So thankful for that. I don’t think I could have driven myself. We’ve also been having A/C issues so he dealt  with that all day while I slept. Auntie Karen and Trish stopped by as well. They always cheer Ronan up. Papa Charlie took Liam and Quinn up to Flagstaff for a boys night out. It feels so weird not being up there together like we always are. But I know that Liam and Quinn are having the time of their life getting so much one on one time with their papa. I’m sure they are snuggled in bed reading books and talking about history. That makes me so happy.

Today I got an email from my friend, Susie, and it made me cry. I wanted to share it on here because it reminds me of how lucky I am to have the friends that I do. I met Susie the same time I met Trish, about 6 years ago. The three of us became super close. She moved away a few years ago but that has only made our friendship stronger. She is like the sister I never had. I call her “Spicy Suz,” because she is a pint size little thing full of more fire and sass than anyone I’ve ever met.

Hi mama-

I wanted to email you because I have so many things to say. I read your last two posts (I get an email each time and read everything). I wait for that email on pins and needles because I want to know everything that’s happening. It makes me feel closer to you to read your thoughts even though it  brings me to tears most of the time.

I’m sitting in Napa for vanessa’s bach party and all I can think of is ronan.  I want to come to you so bad so that I can hug you and be there for you the way a friend should. Right now my plan is to visit when we get back from our vacation but it seems so far away.

I know you won’t be able to write me back but I had to send this to let you know how much I love you and how much I’m praying for you. I feel helpless being so far away.

I know ronan is a badass and his body is going to annihilate this cancer. That’s what badass rockstars do…they kick the shit out of anything that comes their way.

I love you and your family with all my heart and I won’t stop thinking about you for one second.



With Susie holding my hand, even though she is thousands of miles away, she gives me the strength I need to do this. She is a fighter and a pistol just like me. And just like our Baby Ro.

We were moved into a different room tonight due to lots of complaining from my “team.” A.K.A. Woody, Mimi, and Auntie Karen. It stayed empty for a while but a little boy about 10 just moved in.This hospital has outgrown itself so a private room in unheard of. The nurses keep telling me about the new wing that will be finished in 2011 and they will all be private rooms. A lot of good that does me now. We have a new roommate who seems very quiet. Our last one was very loud and kept us up most of the night. Ronan is sleeping peacefully beside me. He is beyond tired today due to all the medicine and his body adjusting to his new way of life. I’m going to curl up with my angel now. Thank you all for your continued love, prayers, support and  going on this long journey with us. We couldn’t do it without you!!!


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  1. Raquel Rozdolski

     /  August 22, 2010

    So glad you have amazing friends near and far to hold your hand. I know uncle Scottie will lift the spirits of Ronan as well of the rest of the fam. His laugh is enough to make any one smile :). Happy he can be with you all this weekend.

  2. can’t sleep…sending love your way.

  3. Gay Willits

     /  August 22, 2010

    I am with Olivia always thinking and praying for you all and not sleeping 2:43 am. Liam and Quinn were a delight the other night and had a ball at our house. They ran around the yard and climbed in the treehouse with light up swords like they should be doing. The only thing missing was Ronan. He should have been here too. Life is not fair but I know soon he will be over with his Star Wars sword fighting too like the true warrior he is. May God give you strength as you go through another round of “Magic Medicine” today. Your entire family truly is a blessing. Met your brother in law what a sweetie. His smile is just what the doctor ordered. Have a peaceful and uneventful day of round 3 for the cure…. Much Love

    Gay and Her Men

  4. Liberty

     /  May 11, 2013

    I’m so sorry.


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--- OKAY HI. So, as you probably know I am a huge advocate in raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of our kids, with 46 kids being diagnosed a day and 7 dying a day in the United States alone. It receives next to no funding federally, and is swept under the rug because it is too sad. Well things have to change. The Ronan Thompson Foundation is a beyond amazing foundation in honour of Ronan Thompson who died at age 3. And through Taylor Swift and Maya (his mama) I've learned Ronan's story and become aware of the tragedy that is the world of childhood cancer. SEPTEMBER is childhood cancer awareness month and the colour is GOLD (official in HRM, HOLLA!🙌) and I intend to do my part. The #BeBoldGoGold campaign (created by Maya Thompson and Kassie Rehorn of the Ronan Thompson Foundation) is designed to spread awareness about this terrible disease in a fun way. Deck yourself out in gold and educate people, challenging them and your friends to do the same. This month I vow to do that... Through running. Throughout September, I will run as many races as need be to reach 50 kilometres (or 31.1 miles for all you American lovies) and spread awareness at each race. However, while awareness is great, funding is even better. So there will be a page set up where you can sponsor me throughout the month and support the cause. All money will go to the Ronan Thompson Foundation and the IWK Foundation to help kids locally and internationally, fight cancer. To learn more about it, go to or click the link in my bio. There will be a schedule, info and a place you can donate. Ronan, I am so sorry this happened to you. We will fix this broken world. #ronan #beboldgogold #theronanthompsonfoundation #iwk #halifax #fucancer #heshouldbehere Join us in the Be Bold Go Gold Challenge! Snap a pic of yourself all decked out in your gold and nominate some brave souls to do the same! @beboldgogold  I was nominated to do the #beboldgogold💛 and I nominate @mamamaya @knjoy and @woodythompson75. #rtf #empiregogold #ronan I totally have the best 11 year old in the world. #ronan #fucancer #nutellaordie #notdramaticatall @knjoy

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