While in the ER, Rocky had an MRI and some blood work done. Rueben and Melissa had no idea that their lives were about to be completely shattered...
Rocky's blood work showed that he had Pre Cell B Acute Leukemia.
A parents WORST nightmare.
Fortunately... they are in good hands at an amazing hospital, with an amazing team of doctors. They went over the first 4 weeks of treatment for him. They will be in the hospital about 14 days for the first round of treatment and then after 29 days doctors will re-evaluate and start planning round 2 of treatment. As of now the back isn't a huge issue as the doctors do not think he needs surgery (thank god) just rest and pain management.
As many of you know Rocky is an athletic, caring, comical, loving, "almost" 13 year old with a smile that lights up a room! Let's help him fight his fight! Please send all your LOVE and PRAYERS to Rocky, Mom, Dad & Sisters!
People have been asking for ways to help or give, so we set this page up for anybody who would like to help! If you are local I can meet or you can drop off gift cards/ cards/money at Donkey J's in Lockeford! Our hope is this page can help them focus on the ONE thing that matters most, Rocky... and not have to stress and worry about anything else as they begin this long road and Rocky begins his fight! #RockyStrong
Today (2/1) Rock had surgery to put his port in and got his first dose of chemo during surgery. It was a VERY rough day