Friday, October 2, 2009

Admitted to the Hospital

Colin had his two year check up on Wednesday 9/30/2009 which identified an abnormal hemoglobin count. His pediatrician referred us to Yale for additional blood work. Since Colin had also been recently seen for a limp when walking, additional blood work was ordered. On the morning of October 2 Colin and Mommy headed down to Yale where they took the blood sample. Within a few hours we received a call from the pediatrician instructing us to bring Colin to Yale to be admitted for further evaluation. We brought Colin through the ER and were admitted in the early evening. Further blood work and bone marrow biopsies identified the type of childhood leukemia as Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, "ALL". The subtype is called precursor or pre-B. Each of these factors are known to be highly treatable.

(in the car before admission)

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