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.

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.

1 comment:

  1. So nice to see your brave boy on the news tonight. Our love and prayers are with you!

    Russell, Cindy & Melanie