Thursday, September 27, 2007

You Never Know...

A friend of mine's son was home from school with a fever. It wasn't too high, about 101 degrees. When it didn't go away after several days she took him in to the doctor. They tested him for lots of different things, but couldn't come up with an answer. So they sent him home saying it was probably a virus - he'd get better in a few days.

Well, after two weeks of fever she took him in again. This time the doctor said he would have to be admitted in order to get a CT scan and MRI in a timely manner (apparently if you make an appointment, you have to wait 2 weeks).

So on Tuesday this week they admitted their son to the hospital. I don't know all the details, just that on Wednesday I got an email from her husband saying the doctors now suspect lymphoma. LYMPHOMA! Cancer. I think it is one of the worst kinds too. Man.

Last I heard her son's lumbar puncture and bone marrow tests came out clear. Next their going to remove one of his lymph nodes. Poor little guy. He's 6.

You just never know. You can have a strapping, happy, rambunctious kid one day and the next day - WHAMO! I'm going to TRY to appreciate every moment with my kiddos more. It ain't easy, but when you think about the possibility of losing, can't go there.