Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday August 27, 2010 - A Poem from a Father to His Son

My dearest son Barry
You are in the heavens and the stars
So close to our hearts
But yet so far
Fly high above like an angel
You now have your wings
No longer are you in pain
Now you can laugh and sing
Your mother and your father
We bid you well

When will we see you again?
Only time will tell

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesday August 10, 2010 - Cremation

Here is a photo of Barry that was taken on Tuesday July 27, 2010. In the photo, Barry seems to be smirking but he really has a bunch of Cheerios in his mouth. This was Barry's last photo that was taken while he was at home; the next day, we were admitted into Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

Today, Tuesday August 10, 2010 at 2:30PM, Barry was cremated at the Chapel of the Hills in Los Gatos, CA.

We want to thank everyone who came to Barry's memorial service on Saturday August 7, 2010. I estimate that the attendance at the memorial service was about 300 people. So many toys were donated in Barry's memory and we took those toys to Lucille Packard Children's Hospital.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Memorial Service for Barry on Saturday Aug 7, 2010

We are having a memorial service for Barry on Saturday August 7, 2010 from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Please feel free to come visit Barry anytime during this viewing period. There will also be a 30 minute prayer service that starts at 11:00am. The memorial service will be held at Campbell Memorial Chapel.

Date/Time: Saturday August 7, 2010

Campbell Memorial Chapel
231 E. Campbell Ave
Campbell, CA  95008

P.S. Please don't wear all black attire.

Also, in lieu of sending flowers for Barry's memorial service, we request that you either
a) bring any new toy and it will be donated to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital or
b) make a charitable donation to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at this weblink:

Thursday August 5, 2010 - Death of a Superhero

Barry Quinn Pham passed away at around 1:10am on Thursday August 5th, 2010 at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital after a long and valiant battle with leukemia. He was born on April 9, 2009 and he was barely 16 months old. RIP Barry Pham.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wednesday August 4, 2010 - DNI and DNR

Today we signed DNI and DNR papers for Barry. His condition is deteriorating and we don't know how much time he has left.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tuesday August 3rd, 2010 - Bone Marrow Biopsy

Preliminary results from today's bone marrow biopsy show that Barry's marrow is full of blasts and very few healthy cells. This is very bad news. His fevers persist and he is feeling very very uncomfortable. His recent CT scan on Sunday night showed lesions in his liver. Doctors are now treating this infection with a broad spectrum of antibiotics and anti-fungal medicine.

Here is a photo of Barry this morning. The photo shows Barry's right eye swelling. Last week it was the left eye that was swelling.