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.

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!

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