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.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Daymon was on the news tonight. He was so brave and even talked!!! Him and Matt did so good, I am so proud of Daymon for being brave enough to leave the comfort of his hospital room and go down to be interviewed.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Day 3 of 5th round and so far Daymon is doing OK.  He has been having very high fevers of about 105 so kinda scary but that is just another wonderful side effect of the chemo.  Talked to our oncologist today and he said that the chemo is working great, so that is a good thing. We thank our Heavenly Father every night in our prayers for the blessing of living in a day that we have the medicines to cure our sweet boy. We are scheduled to go home Saturday, but as always if he fevers we are back in the hospital.

Monday, February 21, 2011

5th round

So hard to send Daymon off today for his 5th round of Chemo, He is so brave but still only a little 6 year old boy who cried as I held him just wanting to stay home. We just told him that we are at the top of that hill and after this week we get to start coming down, he has 9 rounds total so only 4 left after this week. He gained a little weight back and he is looking more healthy.  It was so nice to have him home for a full week, but sending him back was so hard, its something that we will never get use to.  We are so blessed and we know that our Heavenly Father is watching out for our sweet boy every day.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Well after 7 days in the hospital with a high fever of 104 and many many test Daymon can finally come home! He has had a really hard week. They were worried about him having the same infection he had in Dec so he had to go a couple days without eating or drinking anything, so to tell a 6 year old that was very hard. There were times he would just cry for hours begging me to let him have a drink or eat anything, and to have to tell him no was very emotional for us. He had to have a couple blood transfusions and platelets but we are just glad to have him coming home for a week before his next round of chemo. He was suppose to go in on the  16th but they are moving it back a week so he can have some time at home. We as always are so grateful to everyone for all the many many prayers on his behalf!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Daymon is doing really well at home right now.  He still needs nausea med, but compared to his last  rounds this is going very well.  We are do back to Primary Childresn on Feb 16th so he is excited he will be home for Valentines and that his ANC count will be fine by then for him to take stuff around with us.  We know he still might get a fever and end up in the Richfield Hospitol for a couple days but he says that it is better than 5 days ha ha, I wish I could be as positive as he is most days.