Our Son Ethan
We lost our 17 yr old son, Ethan, on Aug. 28, 2013, 11 weeks ago today. He came home from school on Thursday Aug 22 with a fever but no other symptoms. He felt fine Friday and went to school. Over the weekend the fever went up and down so I took him to the doctor on Monday. She sent us home, suspecting mono, but he started feeling weak with shortness of breath. We went to the ER Monday afternoon, he was admitted to ICU and he was gone by Wednesday. Diagnosis was sepsis from a staph infection secondary to immunodeficiency secondary to leukemia, which was first diagnosed 5 hours before he died.
We are devastated and do not how to do this, how to live our lives without our Ethan. He has a 21 yr old sister who is devastated as well and needs her parents. Can you please tell us how we are supposed to do this? Ethan was a wonderful son, brother and friend. Nothing makes sense. And now the nightmare of the holidays is upon us. We are lost.