Cameron was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
I took him to A&E on 1st March. Three hours later, Cameron had a chest X-ray and we were taken to the children’s ward. When a nurse asked if anyone could be with me as the doctor wanted to talk to me, I knew it was bad news.
The doctor came in shortly after and broke the news: “Your son has a form of leukaemia, but we have caught it in time and it is treatable”. I was speechless but a few tears fell down my face. All I could think was ‘OK let’s go, let’s not waste any time, when does treatment start?’
Cameron finally got to sleep at 1.30am once the pain killers took effect. The following day his temperature shot up to 40 degrees. This was the first time he had had an infection since the symptoms started four weeks previously.
That evening we were transported up to The Royal Marsden by ambulance. We were in for two weeks apart from a couple of days in St George’s where Cameron had his portacath fitted. A bone marrow test confirmed that he had acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).