Hi my name is Daymon, and I was diagnosed with Burkitt's Leukemia. It happened so fast, it all started when I was having back pains. My mom was really worried when they were getting really bad so she took me to the emergency room in Richfield. The doctor there said that my back looked fine, but there was something in my blood called platelets and that they were very low. So that was why they were worried about me. I had to have 2 more blood tests, they did not look very good so my doctor decided that I should go see a Dr. Barnett who is an oncologist at Primary Children's Hospital. I was really scared and I was in allot of pain. They decided to do a bone marrow biopsy and it is what confirmed that I had the Burkitt's Leukemia. It's hard to understand why I have to be in here, but my mom and dad said it's the best hospital to be in. They told me my body is just really sick right now and it needs special treatments called chemo to make it better. I know that there are a lot of people praying for me that love me very much, and I know I will get better but it will be a while before that happens. So this will by my own journey.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
All I can say is I hope we never again have to spend christmas in a hospitol again! It was no fun, it was very hard on Daymon and our whole family. We watched chritmas movies and tried to get in the spirit of the season but it really was not the same to have our family sepearated. Aunt Becky gave Daymon a tree for his room, and he made a Gingerbread house while we were there, but he was still very sad and we are just glad the month is over. The only smile we saw for over 3 weeks was when he opened a present from his uncle Kacey, it was a Dragon that he has been wanting. Matt and I both shed many tears this last month but we shed alot more seeing our little boy have a small smile on his face.