- The parents of a three-year-old child immediately brought their son to a hospital after he complained of severe pain in his left arm.
- A biopsy revealed a rapidly-growing tumor and doctors gave him from 6 to 12 months left to live.
- After surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the child was miraculously declared cancer-free after eight months.
When Leanne Waite and her husband Chris’ three-year-old child complained that his left arm was very painful, they quickly brought him to the hospital. The medical staff said their son Albie had a broken collarbone.
Several tests later, a lump was discovered. A biopsy revealed a bleak condition: rhabdoid tumor. Doctors gave Albie just six to 12 months to live.
Surgery was immediately done to remove the fast-growing tumor. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy soon followed.
Leanne and the whole family were in shock at how fast the events unfurled from injury to prognosis, treatment and therapy. The mom persevered and continued breastfeeding Albie all throughout the ordeal even if the boy was attached to a feeder.
After eight long months, the miracle happened. Albie has recovered! Two days before Christmas, Albie rang the bell at Bristol Children’s Hospital to signal that he was cancer-free. Alleluia!
Because of the constant exposure to and being surrounded by different medical staff, Albie has become a social butterfly. He even bounced back to being the boisterous child that he was before the diagnosis.
Leanne said, “Somehow, we pulled through as a family.” She believes that without the support of the staff and extended family who have taken care of them and other children, they would not have been able to do it.
Leanne also has this advice for other parents: Follow your instincts when you feel something is wrong.
We wish you all the best, Waite family!
Source: Good News Network