Tuesday, March 17, 2009

More prayers needed

In more "what is wrong with this world" news, another one of my friends' kids has been diagnosed with leukemia.  Dylan is a happy go lucky boy who was born a few weeks before our wedding, 7.5 years ago.  Nicole was about 3 weeks postpartum and I can remember thinking she looked so great for just having a baby.  Anyway, Dylan's been complaining of pain for about a month, and the doctors kept chalking it up to growing pains.  Call it what you want, mother's intuition, Nicole never let up on the doctors to find out what it was.  They ran all sorts of tests: blood work, ultrasounds, MRI's, etc. -  you name it, they tried it.  In fact, they even ruled out leukemia on the first round of blood work.  But something changed, his counts dropped, and last Tuesday he was diagnosed.  He started his first round of chemo last Friday.  He's been taking it like a champ so far, but it's going to be a long road - 3 years of treatment.  Keep the little man in your prayers, please!

What kind of a scary world is it when I currently have two friends with young children (ages 2 and 7) in the SAME hospital undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia AT THE SAME TIME??


Trent and Amber said...

Oh my gosh. That is so sad and so scary. I've been reading Zoe's blog and it is just so sad to hear all this. I'm sorry. :(

Kelly's 3 said...

This just goes to show that childhood cancers can come at any age..to anyone....very sad. Makes your heart just sink and puts everything in perspective.

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