Pedro's Fight

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Hola a todos! Nuestros nombres son Leticia y Juan Martinez. Queremos darles las gracias por tomarse el tiempo de leer nuestra historia.

Mi esposo y yo llevamos 10 años de matrimonio. Somos padres orgullosos de un niño de 8 años, Pedro Martinez. Pedro es un excelente estudiante con un enorme corazon. A su corta edad, es un niño tan amable, responsable y bien amoroso! Es el motor de nuestras vidas.
Hace pocos dias, Pedro empeso con dolor estomacal, dolor de cabeza, no tenia apetito y cuando trataba darle de comer, solo comia poco por que sentia que tenia que vomitar, moretones en sus piernitas pero aun asi el decia que estaba bien. El tenia miedo de ir al Hospital hasta que le dije que teniamos que ir a el Hospital Chiquito (la Clinica). Despues de revisarlo, la Doctora nos mando a casa con el diagnosis de Estreptococo (infeccion en la garganta), al llegar a el elevador para bajar por la medicina, Mi Niño me comento que tenia dolor en sus piernitas. Asustada, me regrese y le dije a la enfermera que necesitaba ver a la Doctora de nuevo. La Doctora mando hacerle estudios de sangre. Despues de eso, nos fuimos a comer y al salir, me llamaron de la clinica y me dijeron que no le diera la medicina de la infeccion del Estreptococo, que mejor le diera tylenol y eso le di. Al llegar a casa, note que Pepe estaba sin energia y solo queria dormir. Nos acostamos a dormir un rato y me llamaron de la clinica de nuevo para decirme que necesitaba llevarlo al Children's Hospital por que le habian encontrado algo en la sangre. La Doctora me aviso que ella habia hablado al hospital para informarles que ivamos en camino. Asutada, agarre a Mi Niño y lo lleve de emergencia al Hospital. Al llegar, lo revisaron y le hicieron mas estudios de sangre. Como a la hora, llegaron a informarnos a Mi Esposo y a mi que nuestro Hijo tiene LEUCEMIA ( Cancer en la Sangre). Al escuchar eso, no podia creer que Mi Niño, ese pequeño con un corazon tan noble y el mejor regalo que Diosito nos mando, tiene esa horrible enfermedad. En ese instante, mi mundo se derrumbo. Queria que me sacaran hasta la ultima gota de sangre y que se la dieran a Mi Niño (desafortunadamente, es imposible hacer eso). Nos informaron que tenia que quedarse internado. Esa noche fue la peor noche de mi vida. Veia como picaban a Mi Niño, toda la sangre que le sacavan y lo asustado que estaba. No sabia que hacer para que se sintiera un poco mejor. Al siguiente dia, nos informaron que le tenian que poner un port (puerto implantable) en el lado izquierdo de su pecho que va conectado al corazon para su chemotherapia. Esa noche (a las 8PM) le dieron su primer dosis y Mi Niño se desperto al siguiente dia como el Niño que yo conosco, diciendo que estaba bien.
Los Doctores ya nos explicaron el tipo de LEUCEMIA que tiene (Precursor B-cell lymphoblastic leukemia) y el tratamiento que llevara por los proximos 3 años y Pepino dice que le va a hechar todas las ganas para recuperarse. Sabemos que sera una etapa muy dificil en nuestras vidas pero tengo Fe en Dios y La Virgen de Guadalupe que Mi Niño saldra de esto.

Les pedimos de todo corazon que mantengan a Nuestro Niño en sus oraciones.

De nuevo, muchas gracias y que Dios los Bendiga.

Si gustan informarse acerca de este tipo de LEUCEMIA, aqui les dejo el link

Hello everyone! Our names are Leticia and Juan Martinez. We want to thank you for taking the time to read our story.

My husband and I have been married for 10 years. We are proud parents of an 8 year old boy, Pedro Martinez. Pedro is an excellent student with a huge heart. At his young age, he is such a kind, responsible and loving child! He is the engine of our lives.
A few days ago, Pedro started with stomach pain, headache, had no appetite and when I tried to feed him, he only ate a little because he felt that he had to vomit, bruises on his legs but still he said he was fine. He was afraid to go to the Hospital until I told him that we had to go to the Little Hospital (the Clinic). After getting checked, the Doctor sent us home with the diagnosis of Strep Throat (infection in the throat), when we were by the elevator to go down for the medicine, Pedro told me that he had pain in his legs. Frightened, I came back and told the nurse that I needed to see the Doctor again. The doctor ordered to do blood work. After that, we went to eat and on the way out, they called me from the clinic and they told me not to give him the Strep Throat medicine but to give him tylenol instead. Upon arriving home, I noticed that Pepe has zero energy and just wanted to sleep. We slept for a while and they called me from the clinic again to tell me that I needed to take him to Children's Hospital because they had found something in his blood. The doctor told me that she had spoken to the hospital to inform them that we were on the way. Scared, I took him to the Hospital on an emergency basis. When we arrived, they checked him and did more blood work. About an hour later, they came to inform My Husband and I that our Son has LEUKEMIA (Cancer in the Blood). When I heard that, I could not believe that My Child, that little one with such a noble heart and the best gift God gave us, has that horrible disease. At that moment, my world collapsed. I wanted to get the last drop of blood out of me and give it to My Child (unfortunately, it is impossible to do that). We were informed that he had to stay in the hospital. That night was the worst night of my life. He saw as they poked My Child, all the blood they took and how frightened he was. I did not know what to do to make him feel a little better. The next day, we were told that they had to put a port (implantable port) on the left side of his chest that is connected to the heart for his chemotherapy. That night (at 8PM) they gave him his first dose and My Baby woke up the next day as the Child that I am use to, saying that he was okay.
Doctors have already explained the type of LEUKEMIA Pedro has (Precursor B-cell lymphoblastic leukemia) and the treatment he will under go for the next 3 years and Pepe says that he will do everything to recover. We know it will be a very difficult time in our lives but I have Faith in God and The Virgin of Guadalupe that My Child will come out of it.

We wholeheartedly ask you to keep Our Child in your prayers.

Again, thank you very much and may God Bless you.

If you would like to know about this type of LEUKEMIA, here is the link

http://www.webmd.com/cancer/lymphoma/b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-children

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  • Griselda Martinez 
    • $50 
    • 30 mos
  • Luis Barajas 
    • $100 
    • 32 mos
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    • $100 
    • 32 mos
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    • $30 
    • 32 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Lorena Y Nicolás 
Organizer
Detroit, MI
Leticia Martinez 
Beneficiary
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