It started with leg pains
Jesse started having leg pains and I thought they were growing pains so I made a general doctor‘s appointment to get him checked out. Just to make sure there wasn’t anything that I should be concerned about. We were then referred to the local hospital to the paediatric team to have a look at him to see what was going on. Jesse then had routine bloods and they booked him in with the physio. We just continued as normal, taking him to school but he was getting progressively worse. He couldn’t walk and then one day he literally stopped walking as he was in so much pain. I took him to A&E as I was very concerned at that point. The nurses and doctors thought it was a viral infection. A few days later, I had a phone call from the hospital saying; “can we bring Jesse up we need to go through some things with you now that we have the blood test results?”. At that point I then thought that something drastic was wrong with Jesse. But I didn’t think for one minute that it was going to be cancer. We stayed the night at the local hospital and then in the morning we were on our way to a bigger hospital for Jesse to have a bone marrow to determine what type of cancer it was.