A purple pin prick rash pointed to a more serious issue
One day when I was changing Rian’s nappy, I lifted the back of his legs and found a purple pin prick rash, as well as a couple of rashes on his chest. I thought he had meningitis and my heart sank.
My mum came over to look after my two other sons – Riza and Riko – whilst my dad and I took Rian to the doctor who sent us straight to the hospital for tests.
An hour later, we were called in by the doctor who looked concerned, which frightened me. He told us that Rian’s liver and spleen were enlarged and that they suspected he had blood cancer.
I went numb when I heard those words and I sat crying with my dad. I would have taken Rian’s place in a heartbeat. I didn’t want to see my son suffer.