It will be a year ago Sunday that my son was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma. He completed his freshman year of high school and then took a summer course from an online cyber school. He liked the course selection and didn’t enjoy the experience at the high school he attended. He started his sophomore year and was doing very well until his grades started slipping, he was tired, losing weight. Took him to his pediatric group 3 times and blew off the symptoms. Finally, we did a telemedicine consult and the blood literally drained from the doctor’s face. My husband took him to the ER, where they did a chest X-ray. It took them a long time to get back the results. A CT scan revealed a softball sized tumor between his heart and lungs. He was admitted to our local children’s hospital where he stayed for 11 days while the hospital diagnosed the type of tumor and started chemotherapy. He’s in remission but needs to stay there for 5 years until they declare him cured.
I don’t know whether to push him to continue his studies (he has had multiple complications) or just be glad he’s alive. The beautiful hair he had is gone, as is his self-confidence. He cries a lot because he is lonely. Sadly, he’s limited on what he can do.
Any thoughts? God bless and thank you.