Help Drew Battle Leukemia
SGN Scoops received this note from the mother of Drew Bowman asking for prayer:
Over the past fiveÂ or sixÂ weeks Drew had been looking pale, having daily headaches andÂ running low grade fevers. We had taken him to the doctor multiple times andÂ had treated him for strep, migraines andÂ had gotten him glasses. Nothing was helping. He was continuing to get more andÂ more pale, andÂ having worse headaches.
I made him an appointment for May 19th andÂ insisted she order blood work. We had that done aroundÂ 2 pmÂ andÂ at 4:30 pmÂ his pediatrician called to tell me he was severely anemic andÂ she would call me as soon as all other lab results were in.
The next morningÂ at 11:45Â we got the call that would change our world forever.Â Dr. Barnett told us that we needed to have Drew at Texas Children’s hospital asap. I asked why andÂ she said that the type of anemia she was hoping it was, it wasn’t. She called the type he had aplastic anemia. She said to prepare to be there, at a minimum, threeÂ days. She then said he would definitely be getting a blood transfusion andÂ bone marrow aspiration. They needed to rule out any type of blood cancer.
The next few day I’m positive God carried us through. By the night of the 20th, we knew he had some form of leukemia. They did many tests including spinal taps andÂ bone marrow biopsy andÂ on the morning of the 22nd, they told us he had ALL Leukemia.