To A&E again, and finally a diagnosis…
Two more days of awful pain and I took him to see a private physio. Fortunately she could tell that Sam’s pain was not normal. Apparently it’s very unusual for children to get deep bone pain. She called the A&E department and asked them to see Sam again – and this time to do a blood test.
That night we were admitted and they started lots more tests. We had to wait 36 hours before being told that they suspected Sam had leukaemia. He needed to be transferred to another hospital for further tests.
I was in complete shock. How could my otherwise healthy child have leukaemia? They are words that no parent wants to hear – and for those first few days I was in shock.