Texas Mom Shares Heart-breaking Photo Of Son Fighting Cancer

February 22, 2017
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A Mother’s Facebook post about her 10-year-old son fighting Cancer has gone viral.

Her son Drake, was diagnosed in September 2012 with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL B Cell) and is now battling the disease for the second time.

Drake’s Mom, Jessica Medinger, shared a tear-jerking photograph on the “Stinky Joe’s #1 Pit Crew” Facebook page, which tracks her son’s fight against cancer. In the image, Drake is clearly in pain while leaning over the toilet in a bathroom.

Along with the photo, Jessica shared the following message:

“This was this morning after carrying Drake to the bathroom. Yes, he is in a pull up because 75% of the time he can’t control his bathroom habits. This is skin and bones, because I have to beg him to eat ONE green bean for supper, or drink a cup of water throughout the day. This is having your son sleep with you at night because he is afraid of something happening and being alone, and by something I mean dying. This is having middle of the night conversations with a ten year old, asking if he dies will he go to heaven and will he see his dad there and be able to talk and play with him. This is him being too weak to get out of bed or walk and needing to be carried or in a wheelchair. This is him falling asleep as someone is talking to him, because he is too exhausted. This is him, throwing up every medication I give him and him dry heaving because his stomach is empty except for the spoonful of yogurt I just gave him with his pills. This is having to take 44 chemo pills last week in a matter of 24 hours. This is him telling me, ‘mommy, I’m not going to make it.’ This is him not wanting to be touched, because it hurts too much, and using morphine to get through his day. This is him telling me he is scared and thinks he won’t see his 11th birthday. This is him and me, telling him that I will continue to fight for him when he cant. This is him and me, and our world.

This is him, Drake, Stinky Joe, my whole world. From the moment I found out I was pregnant till future forever, he has been my reason for life. He is my smile, my love, my heartbeat. He is also my tears, my heart ache, my frowns. He is my life.”

The original Facebook post has been shared close to 60,000 times.

Following the post, Drake was admitted to the hospital for dehydration and some other issues.

“He is in extreme pain and still not eating or drinking,” she said. “They will also be starting physical therapy to help regain strength in his hips and legs, and build his endurance. Please be assured myself, his family, and his team of healthcare professionals are doing absolutely everything we can to help him and get him better.”

 

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