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Dominic’s Story

Welcome to our CaringBridge site. It has been created to keep friends and family updated about Dominic.

After weeks of going to see doctors to try and figure out why Dominic had a rash on his face and hands, and was having trouble walking we finally found out what is wrong with him. He was diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis. This is his story.

On Monday April 23, 2007 Nana took me to the emergency room at Sick Kids hospital because I was having a lot of pain when I walked for about a block. I also had a rash on my face.

The doctors ran some tests and admitted me to the hospital for more tests. I was diagnosed with a rare disease called Juvenile Dermatomyositis. This is an autoimmune disease that affects my muscles and skin. It is a treatable disease with no known cause or prognosis as to how long it will take for me to get better. I will be sick with this disease for about 2 years and it could last into adulthood.

There is a web site that you can visit to learn more about this disease. Here is the address: www.curejm.com

On Sunday May 6, 2007 the doctors finally let me come home from the hospital.

You can read my journal and even sign my guestbook. I will keep you all updated about how I am doing.

I miss daycare and all my friends and family.

Latest Journal Update

A teenager in the house!

Today Dominic turned 13 years old.  He has been through so much in his short life but, today he is doing well.  This little man is my hero, my strength, my everything!  I am so proud of the young man he is turning out to be.  He is caring, kind, and considerate and I honestly don't know where my life would be without him.  I am so proud of Dominic and all he is today.  He is looking forward to his birthday supper tonight with him mom,dude and I and then his laser quest birthday party on Sunday.  Tomorrow is also a busy day for Dominic as he has bowling in the morning and then a tournament in the afternoon.  I am wishing him all the best for this weekend and his life as we go forward from here. 

Nana love you very much Dominic, from here to the moon and back a million times over.  Keep doing all you can to be the wonderful young man you are today and always.