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On Monday the 18th of February Ethan started having an upset stomach and on Wednesday the 20th his parents took him Peninsula Children's clinic to make sure it was "just a tummy bug". Ethan was seen by a resident who was doing her residency rotation in Port Angeles. Tyler and Amy will forever be grateful for Dr. Dia Hazra's decision to run a battery of tests. When the results came back Ethan was rushed over to Seattle Children's Hospital and they suspected some sort of Leukemia. On Monday the 25th it was confirmed that Ethan indeed has Leukemia. On Tuesday the 26th Ethan began chemotherapy. Late on the 27th he had a permanent central line placed to administer his medications. Right now they are "blasting" his immunity, wiping out his white blood cells and trying to get rid of the cancer. He cannot have visitors until his white blood cell count has gotten to 200. His mom and dad , Amy and Tyler, his brother Rook and his Grandpa JD have been by his side the entire time. They want to thank everyone for their prayers, love and support.
Ethan's diagnosis is Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. His mom says that he is tough and is handling the physical discomfort, emotional devestation of a diagnosis such as this like an absolute champion.