Help Drew Battle Leukemia
SGN Scoops received this note from the mother of Drew Bowman asking for prayer:
Over the past five or six weeks Drew had been looking pale, having daily headaches and running low grade fevers. We had taken him to the doctor multiple times and had treated him for strep, migraines and had gotten him glasses. Nothing was helping. He was continuing to get more and more pale, and having worse headaches.
I made him an appointment for May 19th and insisted she order blood work. We had that done around 2 pm and at 4:30 pm his pediatrician called to tell me he was severely anemic and she would call me as soon as all other lab results were in.
The next morning at 11:45 we got the call that would change our world forever. Dr. Barnett told us that we needed to have Drew at Texas Children’s hospital asap. I asked why and 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, three days. She then said he would definitely be getting a blood transfusion and 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 and bone marrow biopsy and on the morning of the 22nd, they told us he had ALL Leukemia.