THE solely factor she heard at that second was that her baby was going to die.
This was what went by the thoughts of Ruwayda Adams when she acquired the devastating information about her son’s well being.
Rehaaz, who’s 23 months outdated, was recognized on Could 22 with hepatoblastoma most cancers, a uncommon tumour that originates in cells within the liver.
On Could 12, Ruwayda, took him to the native clinic as he began to develop an uncommon hardening of his abdomen. The preliminary prognosis was that Rehaaz could also be constipated or have a hernia.
Nonetheless, Ruwayda was not satisfied as his abdomen was nonetheless hardening. A involved nurse contacted Tygerberg Hospital and the physician suggested that they need to deliver him in instantly.
The physician despatched the Elsies River toddler for an X-ray of the stomach and a MRI scan. An hour later, two docs approached Ruwayda with the information that her son has two tumours on his liver and so they have been cancerous. One was as large as an orange. This introduced again recollections of Ruwayda’s dad and mom, who each died from most cancers.
“All I heard at that second was that my son was going to die. Once they admitted my son to the paediatric oncology ward I used to be overwhelmed with unhappiness. I informed my husband to return and spend the night time right here.
“Once I bought dwelling my sisters have been there. We spent the entire night time crying and speaking about how we by no means anticipated one thing like this. Nonetheless, my eldest sister was fast to remind me that God will check us on Earth.”
Since then, Rehaaz has been on chemotherapy, at the least three cycles over two weeks. On August 31, he had an operation to take away the cancerous tumours and was discharged this week. He’ll proceed chemotherapy.
“He wants two extra chemotherapy cycles and one other MRI scan to see if it’s gone. Rehaaz has at all times been a pleasant baby who likes to be the centre of consideration,” stated Ruwayda.
She thanked the workers within the paediatric oncology ward at Tygerberg Hospital. “The kindness they’ve proven to us is superb. Please maintain my child and those that are affected by most cancers and different ailments in your prayers.”
Cansa’s Robust Dwelling with Most cancers Western Cape co-ordinator, Anthea-Lynn Lewis, stated she bought to know Rehaaz within the paediatric oncology ward at Tygerberg Hospital. “He’s energetic and playful. The operation didn’t get him down and neither will most cancers.”
*As we mark Childhood Most cancers Consciousness Month, Weekend Argus will characteristic kids battling with the illness.