There are lots of possible reasons for difficult behaviour in toddlers and young children. Often it’s just because they’re tired, hungry, overexcited, frustrated or bored. If problem behaviour is causing you or your child distress, or upsetting the rest of the family, it’s important to deal with it. What you do has to be right for your child, yourself and the family. If you do something you do not believe in or that you do not feel is right, it probably will not work. Children notice when you do not mean what you’re saying.
The 29-year-old mom, Jade, and her partner Adam initially thought that their then-2-year-old son, Archer, was easily upset and can’t be pleased. Unfortunately, after a lump appeared on the side of his abdomen, the parents took the boy to the hospital and doctors discovered it was a tumor. The boy was diagnosed with high-risk cancer after suffering intense stomach pain, The Mirror reported.
After Archer had been lying awake in pain through the night two weeks after his hospital visit, she decided to take him to ER. This is where doctors first suspected the boy could have a kidney issue. Following a series of tests, the parents were told the news that their son had cancer. Doctors confirmed in early February that it was high-risk neuroblastoma- a cancer that starts in certain very early forms of nerve cells.
Archer started chemotherapy and did three rounds of 10 days, but then spent eight days in ICU. He then underwent second-line chemotherapy. The boy was then transferred to the Children’s Hospital to begin a high dose of chemotherapy and underwent a stem-cell transplant. Shortly after, the boy had surgery to remove the tumor as well as one of his kidneys and have a feeding tube added. He spent four months in the ICU and was later discharged. Archer is now awaiting his end-of-treatment scans to find out if he is cancer free or if a new plan needs to be put in place.