We have set this up so they can focus on their little boy and not have to worry about how they will pay rent or feed the rest of the family. Thank you x
Here's an update of the past few weeks from his parents:
Just over three weeks ago our boy caught chicken pox from his sisters, he was then really unlucky and got a nasty blood infection through one of his spots.
I can tell you first hand that sepsis is no joke. We watched our boys face swell like a balloon, he couldn’t open his eyes and felt awful because of the various antibiotics and anti viral drugs he was dosed with.
He made a good recovery from this and we took him home.
A few days later, he spikes another temp and doesn’t seem himself, he was pale and fussy, so we took him straight back to musgrove.
They instantly took more bloods and found he had picked up another blood infection. So sepsis twice in just under three weeks.
They also noticed that he was more anaemic than on his first admission, so ordered more bloods for a full count.
This is where things started to get a little unsettling for us. Words like stem cells, blast cells, and Leukemia started to be touched upon, and that his bone marrow was suppressed. All the while being reassured that this was probably due to him having two blood infections and chicken pox in such a short space of time.
We were told he would need some bone marrow taken to be 100% sure and that we were being transferred to Bristol Children’s Hospital, and that he’d need a general anaesthetic and a better deeper cannula put in.
This procedure happened today.
This evening we got the results and our world fell apart.
Fletcher has Acute myeloid leukemia. It’s a rapidly progressing form of cancer in the blood and bone marrow.
We will have to remain in hospital for the duration of his treatment and that’s going to be a minimum of 6 months.
So we may not see many of you for a while.
It’s all still sinking in, and the heart ache is coming in strong waves.
I will apologise in advance if we don’t respond to any messages etc.. We are just in the thick of it and have no clue when this will end and if it even has a happy ending.
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