My kids always ask me what my greatest fear is. I tell them that my biggest nightmare would be to lose one of my kids. It's true. I pray to God every night that I die before both of them. Right now I am having a health scare with my son and I am overly anxious and panicking. About a month ago he stopped eating, had frequent stomach pain, and constipation. He also complained of random headaches. I took him to his pediatrician, who ordered blood work and a stomach Xray. The blood work up came back normal, as did the Xray. The only thing they saw on the stomach X ray was a bit of constipation. I was ordered to give him MIralax, which didn't help. I finally got a referral to a gastroenterologist. Our first appointment was last Thursday. She didn't do much, except to feel around my son's stomach and say it felt a little tender. She then diagnosed him with acid reflux, and gave us a script for Prilosec. She also ordered me to double up on the MIralax. When I gave my son the Miralax later that night, he threw it all up. Then suddenly he developed a high fever. I called the online nurse, and she recommended I take him to the ER. At the ER they did a CT scan, and then informed me that my son had a very large tumor growing inside his abdomen. The mass was 10 cm. The hospital we were at did not have a pediatric department, so we were transported by ambulance to a different hospital. Hours after we were admitted to the hospital, the surgeon had a look at my son's CT scan and said the mass would need to be surgically removed. The surgery was performed later that night. The Dr. tried to do the surgery laprascopically, but couldn't. He had to cut my son wide open. The mass was sent to pathology. We should be getting the results any day now. It could be cancerous. We ended up spending 6 nights in the hospital. My son was finally released to go home yesterday. He still refuses to eat, and he is still constipated. We have follow up appointments next week with his surgeon and his pediatrician. In the mean time, I am a nervous wreck. My son continues to sleep a lot (very unlike him) and has very little appetite. I am so scared it's cancer. Today is my first day back to work after my summer vacation. My son is at home with my daughter, so at least he wlll have some help. He still moves very slowly, and he is in a lot of pain. I really need prayers, good thoughts, good vibes, anything sent our way. I am so scared for my son's health. Losing him is my greatest fear.