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Nov 25, 2018
Landon was almost 3 years old when he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on 12/20/2016. He had gotten very sick the months before. The summer of 2016 he started getting very pale and bruising a lot. By November he had gotten what we thought was a bad case of chapped lips but it would bleed like plasma and wouldn’t stop. By mid December the bruising got worse and he was more pale and he had petechiae all over and was screaming all the time. I took him to his then pediatrician and asked for blood work to be done, the doctor was hesitant about it but sent us to get it done. The following week on a Monday LabCorp called me to let me know the blood clotted too fast and needed to be redone. By then Landon has started limping, he had a fever and wanted to sleep all the time. I took him to the ER that afternoon. Community medical center sent him up to Monmouth medical center to get blood and platelet transfusions. The following morning he had a bone marrow biopsy and the afternoon he was diagnosed with leukemia. He is currently in treatment until February 23, 2020.