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.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Today our nurse came in and said that they were decorating the ICS for Valentines and asked if Daymon wanted to make a few things to hang in the hall. He was excited and with my help he made the 3 you see in the picture. He got to drag his IV pole with him and tape them up, you wouldnt know it from his face but he was excited to do it. He is doing very well this round. The Chemo is working and his Bone Marrow came back clean so that is a very good sign. If he does not fever he can in hope come home tomorrow night.