On April 19, 2014, I woke up feeling a little weird, I felt tired and I looked pale. My parents saw that my color was not normal and on April 20 I presented a fever and my parents began to worry. They took me to get medical attention with pediatrician Dr. Guerrero, who examined me and notice that my stomach was bloated. He mentioned to my parents that he would do some laboratory tests to determine what was happening to me. The results alarmed the doctor and he told my parents that they were not good and that a I had to go to a hematologist to evaluate me. After evaluating the results the hematologist concluded that I had acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The doctor suggested that I get an appointment at the Pediatric Oncology Center of Baja California (COP) and on July 8, 2014, I went to a medical appointment with Dr. Lozano who told my parents that I would have to be hospitalized to follow-up on my health problems and that is how I arrived at this great place.
I am receiving ambulatory chemotherapy and even though it is hard for me to be at the hospital, I like it because I can play and talk to the psycho-oncology team and to my friends at the children’s’ playroom. When I am done with my chemo I go home and my little brother is waiting for me with a lot of love. Fortunately I have reacted very well to the treatment. Dr. Lozano tells me that I am doing very well, which makes all of my family very happy.