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 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.

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