Ian (ringbark) wrote,

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My son Christopher is in hospital. On Thursday, his school nurse thought he looked pale, and arranged for him to see a doctor, and he was taken to hospital for tests for anaemia.
His blood count is 3 somethings. Apparently normal is around 12. The people at the hospital are amazed that he is still walking around and doing things.
No, he isn't feeling faint or sick anything: he's doing everything normally. At Easter, he was at the youth camp at Bala and participating in all the activities just the same as anyone, and yesterday was very disappointed that he wouldn't be able to go and play rounders with the rest of his youth group.
So the news from the hospital that it is most likely to be leukaemia was not quite what was expected. Viv and Debbi met me, late last night, from Chester Station and Viv told me. I don't know what to make of the news yet.
So now, everything starts. Telling people will be hard. But now you know. We need to carry on with our lives: it seems that whatever happens, it will be a slow process.
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