Heartbreaking reason for two-year-old's constipation
A two-year-old boy in the UK has been diagnosed with stomach cancer after suffering from constipation for over a week.
Kodie-Joe was rushed to hospital on February 15th in the UK after suffering from constipation for eight days.
Multiple tests were conducted as well as a biopsy which revealed that the little boy had a "high grade" neuroblastoma in his stomach.
Cancer had spread quickly into his bone marrow and the two-year-old Kodie-Joe not begins an intensive round of treatment which includes radiotherapy, immunotherapy, chemotherapy and stem cell therapy.
He is also undergoing surgery as well as multiple blood transfusions.
His aunt, Shae Robson, has shared the story on a GoFundMe page for the family as they struggle to cover the costs of his treatment as well as plan to go on a holiday this year.
The diagnosis is a "worst nightmare" scenario for the family as it only gives Kodie-Joe a 50-50 chance of survival.
“We’ve been told he has a 50 per cent chance of survival and if he survives then there’s a 50 per cent chance it’ll come back,” Ms Robson wrote.
“We are absolutely devastated.”
“I’d like to raise as much money as possible, half of the total to help out with the costs of travelling to and from the hospital every day, the costs of staying in hospital for multiple weeks as well as caring for their baby at home to take as much financial stress away from us as a family at this already awful time,” Ms Robson wrote.
“The other half of the total raised will go towards paying off their caravan holiday they have booked for September so that they have something to look forward to without the worry of paying it off and to give us all a well-deserved break.”
The GoFundMe page has currently hit its goal.
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