A little over a month ago we had noticed that Ezekiels left eye would start to wander off a little bit and with his mother having a lazy eye as a child we assumed he had one as well. It had started off with a visit to the eye doctor and when they tested his left eye he said he could not see because it was dark. The doctor examained his eye more thoroughly and notice that his eye was protruding and the optic nerve appeared to be swollen.
The doctor said we needed to schedule a MRI to see if there was something behind it or if it was just simply a part of his anatomy. After the MRI we were told it would be 3-5 business days for processing.
A few short hours later his primary physician called and said she went and got the results and said that our son Ezekiel has a glioma on his optic nerve which is a cancerous brain tumor and is currently doing unrepairable damage to his optic nerve causing vision loss.
We literally could not believe it. It was hard to swallow that moment but when we did it gave us a feeling we don't think we can describe with words. We would have never guess that a suspected lazy eye would turn out to be brain cancer and that our son would be starting a long hard battle for his life.
He had surgery to put in an access port for chemotherapy IV injections.
He has already started and has done three chemotherapy treatments. Right now they are weekly treatments lasting about four hours each treatment.
We have an outstanding team of doctors and specialist working with us so we can crush this tumor but unfortunately the bills have already started to come in high amounts even after insurance.
With us having to miss work to care for Zeke these medical bills will be almost impossible to make as well as our other expenses. Marcus' health savings account has been drained with having to buy medical supplies, perscription, and pay for medical bills.
We hate doing this but we are going to ask you to please help him beat this. Any amount will help and anything left over will be donated to Omaha's Children's Hospital.
Thank you very much for reading our story and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your help.
- Jessica Pritchard
- Rose/Dan Large
- Rhonda Hodge
- Stephanie Jensen
- Heather Schlautman
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