Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. After 13 days of fever and many doctor visits ( saying it was a virus and ear infection) we went to Children's Mercy's urgent care facility in Independence. Something just wasn't right. After running blood work they found his white blood level was 70,000. A normal person's is around 10,000. His hemoglobin was also low. The doctor said that was often a sign of cancer (leukemia). He was taken by ambulance then to Children's Mercy downtown Kansas City. It was then confirmed through blood work that it was indeed Leukemia. AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia), specifically. This type is rare and can progress quickly if not treated. It also starts in the bone marrow and then moves to the blood.