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.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

We have been home now for 3 days. Daymon did well through his last treatment. Right now the fun is starting, he is getting mouth sores, tummy pains, back pains and the list goes on. He is so brave! so tired of watching him go through this, but at the same time feeling so blessed that we live in a time where he can get the help he needs. He will need his transfusions by the end of the week but another blessing (and there are to many to even count) is that he gets to have a couple extra days home this round so when his counts come up it will be nice to have a solid week of feeling better. I'm hoping to post pics soon. Again we are so thankful for all the support and love from everyone! It helps to live in such a wonderful community that we do!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

We have been home a week now, and its amazing how long the weeks feel when we are waiting for his blood counts to come up.  Daymon is doing OK. He has had Platelets and a red blood transfusion but he has been fevering.  Matt was in the Emergency room with him for 4 hours last night, his temp was 104 but since he is on an antibiotic they felt with all the sickness going around he would be safer at home. So if you know Daymon that was the best news ever!  It gets scary sometimes having him home, so much meds and always wondering if he is OK. He has his cute seance of humour, the other night he was laying by me and I kissed his head and told him "Daymon I'm going to miss this little bald head when your hair grows back" and he said "ya me to, its nice not having to wash my hair." ha ha he always has silly little things to say. Well we are hoping in the next few days he feels better and his counts start coming up before we are due back for his next round on the 14th. That sometimes is the hardest part, knowing he only has a couple good days then we start back over again.