At the age of five Seamus was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia). Through ups and downs our brave soldier made it through 3 and a half years of chemo therapy. In complete remission in April of 2017 and having his port taken out in July of 2017. We enrolled him in school, hoping this would be the first year he would make it through the entire school year without so many absences that we just decide to pull him out.
Two weeks into school, he starts to complain of headaches. I take him to our doctor in town they check his blood sugar and to see if he was dehydrated. Both came back fine. So the referred us to an eye doctor to see if that could be causing the migraines. A week later at the appointment that was set, they said that he could use reading glasses and that might help with the migraines. For just a few days he said it made it a little better.
After trying out his glasses his headaches started to get worse, so much so that he had thrown up in school from them. Very concerned we set an appointment in Greenville. They ran test on his blood and everything they ran came back clear.
Even after keeping up on the migraine medication and him wearing his glasses, nothing seemed to help, because he was waking up with them in the morning.. We called back to Greenville and our normal doctor who was out of town on our last visit knew this was not normal for Seamus. He set us up for an LP (lumbar puncture) to check his spinal fluid for the worst. The results came back positive.. He had relapsed... With a CT scan they discovered that the returned cancer in his spinal fluid caused swelling on his brain which was why he was getting headaches...
(Seamus after being admitted to the hospital)
After that devastating news Stephen (Seamus' Father) and Seamus have practically been in Greenville ever since. Treatments this time around are way harsher for our boy.
(not having the best reaction to certain treatments)
He is so brave that it does not phase him like it does us. he quoted to dad the other day, "It will be ok dad. Ive beat it once ill beat it again." Words like that from our strong boy makes it easier on us knowing he isnt scared. We have good days and alot of bad, but we make it through the best we can.
Seamus used his Make-A-Wish request when he was sick the first time and went to Disney which was amazing but we want to send him on a brand new adventure. He deserves time to get away from the hospital and just focus on being a kid.
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He is strong. He is brave. He is our Seamus!!!
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