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.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
The kids in Mrs. Brienholts 1st grade class made Daymon a welcome home sign. He misses school so much it was nice to come home to see that. They have made him cards and a poster for his hospitol room, and some kids have sent gifts so he knows he is missed. He even got to have his good friends Cold and Tyson come play, along with other cousins and friends. We have mixed emotions right now knowing we have to go back tomorrow but we have faith that all will be ok. We are just hoping he is there for only a couple weeks instead of a month this time.