Jennifer - posted on 04/13/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )
My 7 year old hasn't been himself lately. About a month ago, he started eating less which is incredibly odd for him. He is very tall and skinny, and eats more than I do most days (until recently) He had a stomach bug a little over a week ago, and still hasn't completely recovered. He's been comming home from school and just laying around instead of being his normal energetic self. He's even been going to bed on his own about a 1/2 hour early. Last night night he started walking funny and complaining his leg hurt. I just figured he pulled a muscle and would be fine by morning. When he woke up, it still was hurting him, and I saw a couple bruises. I asked him how he got them and he had no clue. Then when he came home from school today, he said it hurt even worse. Now, he's starting to cough like crazy and has a temp of 100.5. I gave some motrin and of course will be calling his doc first thing in the morning, but I decided to google all of his symptoms and the only thing that shows all of them together is leukemia! I'm absolutely terrified. I know there are other things that just may not be comming up in my google search, and I am by no means a doctor. I just can't fathom the thought of him having something so serious. Does anyone have any experience with this disease either your own child, a relative, friend, or yourself? Am I overreacting or could it really be that bad?