I want to inspire "Mothers" as well!
I am the mother of the child in this story. January of this year we went to the emergency room with "blood in his stool". After numerous x-rays and scans that night, we were told that he had an Intussusception in his intestines. By 7:00 am the next morning, he was having surgery to straighten it out. The surgeon came out and told us the surgery went fine, BUT our son had a tumor and more than likely has cancer. The lymphnode that had the tumor in it was what caused the intestines to do this. THANK GOD!!! It was about the size of a quarter. It turned out to be Burkitt's Lymphoma, a very fast spreading non-hodgkins lymphoma. By the end of January we started his first of 5 chemotherapy treatments. I could not work at the time, and hubby has since became unemployed. My main goal is taking care of my son. Well, after 4 months of being mainly IN the hospital, we had our last treatment at the end of May. We continue to have scans to keep a check on things. He is doing good. I am resolved to keep him out of public schools and homeschool him this year. I just wanted Mothers and parents out there to know that the slightest symptom or lack there of should ALWAYS be checked. My 40 year old sister is also a 7 year breast cancer survivor. Has been a LLLLOOOONNNNGGGG year.