Cure for Caiden
A great big thank you to everyone for all the prayers, love and support. Believe me when I say we can feel it all the way here in Memphis, TN. He's doing good, but it's a long road ahead. Treatment lasts 2 1/4- 3 1/4 years! That means chemotherapy until he's probably 6 years old. He will come home in 6-8 weeks. After that weekly trips to Peoria and monthly trips to Memphis.... For 3 years. We've taken him out of skip-a-long for at least a year, because the medications he will be taking leave him with a very weak immune system. The cough and runny nose he had before that only lasted a couple days... Now can be fatal. So what does this mean? Everyone I've talked to has asked me how they can help. The time has come, I'm setting aside my pride, and saying this is how you can help. McKenzie won't be able to work for a long time. I'm going to miss many days of work also. Our Bubba needs us by his side!! We need to keep our homes (his homes), pay our bills, pay for food and travel expenses. Spending more and working less... So if you want to help, right now this fund is all we need. Plus the prayers (we still need lots of those!!) Lots of love for you all.... Betsy
It all started off on a Tuesday with a fever and an ear infection. Doctors told us that he was fighting the ear infection very well! Later on that week, after giving him a bath I had noticed bruises on his back, and purple little spots all over his body. My mom being an RN told me to keep checking on it, if it doesn't go away to take him to the doctor. Well, 2 days later he spiked a fever in the middle of the night. Later that morning started to puke. I took him into the wall in clinic, they did a strep throat test, blood tests, and a urine test. His strep came back positive, and his blood tests came back very bad. His white cells were VERY high, and his platelets and hemoglobin came back VERY low. The doctors said that this is very suspicious and they have no diagnosis, therefore they will be sending us to Peoria to make sure it isn't leukemia. HOW?! He was so healthy a week before this all happened! When we showed up to Peoria hospital they did blood tests also, and yes Caiden Shane Mendez has leukemia. 3 years old with leukemia. Please send prayers. Thank you all so much. Love Caiden and McKenzie
Lots of prayers and love going out to this little guy! ❤️
All prayers for Cadien & a big hug to you Mckenzie stay strong !