Sunday, May 13, 2007


If you are reading this Blog, you may already know our son Ben. He is six years old and will turn seven in August 2007. We think he is one of the sweetest, nicest kids on earth.

On May 8, 2007, we found out that Ben has leukemia. He had a high fever over the weekend which we thought was just a cold or flu. On Sunday night, when he and his brother David (who turned five today) were in the bath together, we noticed that David's skin was pink but Ben's was pretty yellow. So we called the doctor the next morning. They could not see him until Tuesday, May 8, so that's when we brought him in. We did not think anything was seriously wrong with him at the time.

Ben's doctor ran some blood tests which showed he was severely anemic. He was admitted to the hospital the same day, and it did not take long for us to learn that he has leukemia. I think we were told that evening, although it may have been the next day.

We have tried to keep people informed about Ben's progress by phone and e-mail, but there are so many people who we want to keep posted that I thought a blog would be a good idea. This way people can get as much or as little information as they want. I hope people find it useful.

Here is some preliminary information: Ben is being treated at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, His oncologist is Dr. Carole Hurvitz, We expect to be in the hospital for at least a couple more weeks.

I'll add more information later tonight.

1 comment:

Susan Smith said...

Dear Nicole, Scott, Ben and David,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to help or that you need.

We love you and send lottts of huggggs!

Aunt Susan