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Love for Lucas
Nov 15, 2017 Latest post:
Mar 18, 2018
Sunday, November 5, 2017, Jason and I took the boys to see Thor at the movies. It had been a pretty typical day. We got to the movies and Lucas started to feel bad. He came to sit by me and complained about bad abdominal pains. He was able to watch the movie, but when we got home he immediately went to bed. That night he woke up with the same pains, so he got in bed with us and fell asleep. He did sleep through the night. Monday morning he felt much better and went to school. About 11:30 he called me from school crying because he was in pain. He came home and slept for about 2 1/2 hours. He woke up and felt better. We got ready for bed that night and he was fine, still tired. About 1am he woke up having extremely sharp pains in his right side. He was crying because it hurt so bad, could barely stand up. He got in bed with us and he eventually fell asleep. He got up Tuesday morning and he felt fine. Went to school and was able to stay the whole day. That afternoon Jason and I decided to take him to The Little Clinic just to see what they thought. We honestly thought it was appendicitis. They referred us to Urgent Care for xrays because they also thought it was appendicitis. We went to Urgent Care and were fortunate enough to get an amazing doctor there. He said something didn't seem right and sent us to St. Elizabeth for a CT scan. We got the scan at St. E and the Urgent Care doctor, Dr. Gevedon found some fluid around his lung and his bowel was inflamed. He directed us to go straight to Children's e.r. Over the course of the next few days, Lucas had chest xrays, had to have a colonoscopy, then he started struggling with breathing, so he had to be put on oxygen. The doctors decided to do exploratory surgery on Monday because everything looked ok with the colonoscopy. So, Monday afternoon, they went through his belly button with a scope and were able to get some tissue samples. They also found a mass about the size of a bounce ball pressing up against his bowel, which will also be biopsied. They drained about a liter of fluid off of his lung. After all of the tests, they have determined that Lucas ha lymphoma. This is a type of cancer that is in his body. The doctors are very optimistic about fighting it. We are still waiting for all of the results to come back to see what exactly we are fighting. I will update the page as I get new information. Please pray for our boy!