Ethan was very poorly when we took him to the doctor
He had displayed many of the common symptoms of leukaemia – bruising, lethargy, loss of appetite – but unless you know the symptoms of leukaemia, you’re not really looking for them. And, because Ethan and Kai are identical twins, we even noticed that he started to look very different to his brother. His face was very puffy and swollen.
The doctor admitted Ethan to A&E at the local hospital straight away. As soon as the doctors saw him, we were told it may be leukaemia and that he would need some tests. The next morning, Ethan had a bone marrow test and the doctors confirmed his condition. He had acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.