Ryan was very tired and had not been feeling well over the weekend of September 14-15. Monday and Tuesday he was nauseous and throwing up. He was seen by the Dr. on Tuesday and diagnosed with a stomach virus. During the day Wednesday he had a headache dizziness, as well as feeling extremely hot. We went to the doctor late Wed. afternoon and the doctor ran some blood tests. Within an hour the doctor called us and said she didn't like what she had seen in the results of the blood tests and wanted us to head over to Brenner's Children's hospital. At that time, the Dr. was concerned that Ryan may have Rocky Mountain spotted fever or meningitis. Because of his enlarged lymph nodes she said they would also have to test for cancer.
By 10:00 pm Wednesday evening, the doctors at Brenner's had narrowed it down to either Lymphoma or Leukemia, and by Thursday it was confirmed that Ryan has Leukemia. They did surgery on Friday at noon to insert a portacath where he will receive chemo. and also to do a spinal tap.
He also got his first chemo treatment on Friday and could possibly remain in Brenner's for 28 days, followed by 3 years of chemo treatments. We appreciate your prayers and support as we embark on this difficult journey.