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 18, 2011

Well after 4 days in the hopitol with his fever we got home finally last night at 7.  His counts should come up in the next couple days, so that will be nice for him to feel better before his next round. He is scheduled for the 26th to go back up. He will have another Bone Marrow Biopsy and a cat scan then that night will start his 6 days of chemo. Its so hard when he finally feels better for only a couple days to go and start back over. But at the same time we just want to get this over with!

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