Ruth & Jonathan Scully, parents of 3-year-old boy Nolan, thought it was just a harmless cold when their son’s nose got blocked nose. The situation started to raise worries as the days went by with no sign of recovery.
That’s when the good parents received horrifying news about their son’s health. Nolan was was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer.
In September 2015, Nolan started having difficulties in breathing and medicine wan’t helping at all.
Two months later, his doctor found out the cause, a tumor that is blocking the boy’s airways.
The cancer Nolan is suffering from is a rare form which is, unfortunately, is able to defeat all kinds of treatment.
Ruth shared this photo of her son sleeping on bathroom’s mat, this one photo where Nolan is afraid to leave his mom’s side while she’s showering gives us only a glimpse on the struggles he goes through everyday due to his sickness.
Despite many rounds of treatment, the cancer took all over Nolan’s body and the little boy lost all his energy and strength.
Sadly, in this case the chance of survival drop from 40% to 20%.
Nolan’s mom wants to keep her son’s memory alive so she documents his final moments.
On his final day in the hospital, the little boy hadn’t put any food in his mouth, because he would constantly throw up.
In a Facebook post Nolan’s mom describes their final days at the hospital:
“I sat down with him and put my head up against his and had the following conversation:
Me: Poot, it hurts to breathe doesn’t it?
Nolan: Weeeelll…. yeah.
Me: You’re in a lot of pain aren’t you baby?
Nolan: (looking down) Yeah.
Me: Poot, this Cancer stuff sucks. You don’t have to fight anymore.
Nolan: (Pure Happiness) I DONT??!! But I will for you Mommy!!
Me: No Poot!! Is that what you have been doing?? Fighting for Mommy??
Nolan: Well DUH!!
Me: Nolan Ray, what is Mommy’s job?
Nolan: To keep me SAFE! (With a big grin)
Me: Honey … I can’t do that anymore here. The only way I can keep you safe is in Heaven. (My heart shattering)
Nolan: Sooooo I’ll just go to Heaven and play until you get there! You’ll come right?
Me: Absolutely!! You can’t get rid of Mommy that easy!!
Nolan: Thank you Mommy!!! I’ll go play with Hunter and Brylee and Henry!!”
For the next few days, Nolan mostly slept.
His parents thought about going home to spend one last night together – but when they were done packing, Nolan grabbed his mom’s hand and told her it was OK, they could stay at the hospital.
“My 4 year old Hero was trying to make sure things were easy for me….,” Ruth writes on Facebook.
The mom continues:
“About 9:00pm we were watching YouTube in bed (Peppa Pig actually) and I asked Nolan if I could get in the shower, as I was not allowed to leave him and Mommy had to be touching him at all times.
He said ‘Ummmm ok Mommy. Have Uncle Chris come sit with me and I’ll turn this way so I can see you.’
I stood at the bathroom door, turned to him and said ‘Keep looking right here Poot, I’ll be out in two seconds.’
I ran and jumped into bed with him and put my hand on the right side of his face. Then a miracle that I will never forget happened….
My angel took a breath, opened his eyes, smiled at me and said ’I love you mommy’.
He turned his head towards me and at 11:54 pm Sgt. Rollin Nolan Scully passed away as I was singing ‘You are My Sunshine’ in his ear.”
The little boy woke up one last time, gathered his strength and told his mom he loved her. What a little hero.
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