"Cayson has been sick for the past week or so, he has not been himself, extremely fussy, vomiting, fever, etc. Monday morning I rushed him to his doctors appointment because he did not even want me to touch him, he wanted to just lay on the bed and moan and was burning up with a fever. Seth and I had been saying we just knew something was wrong with him but just kept pretty much getting blown off and being told it was a viral infection. From his doctors appt, we were rushed by ambulance to TMH and admitted to the ER because he began having seizures. The doctors first suspected meningitis and ordered a CT scan and a spinal tap. The CT scan came first. Immediately they saw a tumor on the back side of his brain. He had a lot of pressure and fluid built up on his brain so he was rushed to the OR to have a procedure to release the fluid and pressure. After the drain was placed, they rushed us by ambulance to Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville. Arriving at Wolfson they did an MRI of his brain and spine and got a better look as to what we are up against. The tumor is fairly large and they will be operating first thing Thursday morning.
This is literally the hardest thing I've ever had to deal with, and I'm 32 weeks pregnant with his brother, Landen, who is also a big concern because he keeps wanting to come early. His daddy is not leaving his side at all, but we're also worrying about Landen trying to keep him in as long as we possibly can. Because of all the concerns with Landen, I'll be traveling back a forth from Jacksonville to Tallahassee often for doctors appointments. It seems like we'll be in Jacksonville for a while so there is a lot of added stress with finances at this time.
There is an amazing team of doctors working with our baby, around the clock making sure he has everything he needs and is comfortable. We are so thankful for all the prayers, and continued prayers. Our boy is strong, and we're all going to make it through this, one day at a time!"
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