Back in 2015, Nolan had a blocked nose, it seemed fairly inconspicuous.
His mom and dad thought that it was just a cold, but no longer after he also had trouble breathing, his medicine wasn’t even helping him.
Just two months on than this, his doctor found out, while investigating the case, that it was a tumor causing the blockage in his air passages.
It turns out he had a condition called rhabdomyosarcoma, which is a rare form of cancer. Its resistant to all forms of treatment that we currently know….
Ruth felt a compulsion to share with everyone the hard reality of this disease. She shared a photo of Nolan sleeping on the bathroom floor because he was terrified to leave his mom, even when she was in the shower.
After many rounds of treatment unsurprisingly Nolan was becoming very weak, the cancer had very sadly, spread all over his body.
When cancer has migrated around the body so much, it decreases the chances of survival from 40% to around 20%.
Nolan’s mom made the hard decision to document all his final months with them to spread awareness about the condition to others.
On the final time, she took Nolan to the hospital, the poor little boy hadn’t eaten for days, he couldn’t hold any food down at all, he was constantly sick!
THE FINAL DAYS
Nolan’s mom posts to Facebook about their final days in the hospital.
“I sat down with him and put my head up against him 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!!”
As the next few days went past Nolan mostly slept.
His mom and dad thought that they might go home to spend one last night together, but when they were finished packing everything, Nolan said to his mom, that it was OK, they could all stay at the hospital.
Ruth wrote on Facebook:
“My 4-year-old Hero was trying to make sure things were easy for me….”
The mom goes on to say:
“About 9:00 pm 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 had woken up one last time, just to tell his mom he loved her one last time.
What a little hero!
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