As parents, most of the time we know when something is not right with our child but trying to convince the doctors of that was really hard for me, I will never forget that phone call from the hospital after 2 weeks of going backwards and forwards to the doctors / hospital / A and E. Thankfully his blood results were sent to a pediatrician who recognized something was not right, she called telling me to get him back to the hospital "NOW" and within an hour he was in an ambulance being taken to the children's oncology department in Southampton. He was diagnosed the next day with Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma and 3 months of chemo started. I know hes been lucky ( we were told another week and he would have not been with us) 12 years on and the only reminder he has is a small scar on the top of his chest and having to have ECHOs every 5 years. During that time we met lots of children who were not so lucky.
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