Thanks to these drawings made by their son, the parents were able to know the PAINFUL reality that was hidden.
Emre is a seven-year-old boy who drew himself with black dots which apparently had nothing to do with his face. Seeing the frequency of this his parents asked him why he replied that it represented his ongoing headache pain.
When his parents decided to take him to the doctor for an examination, he assured them that he had nothing. His mother Tiffany was not satisfied and took him to other specialists, however the answer was always the same. Despite this, the little one was placed on a waiting list for a brain scan. By then Emre began to have changes in his personality, he got angry about insignificant things that lasted a long time.
When the tests were finally done, they revealed a small benign tumor in the pineal gland, but the doctors assured that it was not related to his ailment. Shortly after, he was returned to the hospital due to increased pain in the head accompanied by vomiting. As they could not operate on the tumor they subjected him to a lumbar puncture to help him with the malignant cyst.
The brain is one of the most important and delicate organs that the human being can have, since it is the one that controls vital functions such as memory and learning, the senses (sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch), as well as the emotions. In the same way, it is in charge of controlling the other parts of the body such as muscles, organs and blood vessels.
The abnormal growth of the tissue inside the skull is a brain tumor, which can appear with cancer cells, that is, a malignant tumor and if it does not present this type of cells it is a benign tumor.
These are the symptoms according to the Med Help portal :
Most common symptoms of tumors
Symptoms can vary according to the location of the tumor, the pressure exerted on the brain, and its size. Taking the above into account, the symptoms can be:
Higher Intercranial Pressure (ICP)
Headache, nausea, vomiting (most common in the morning), irritability, personality changes, depression, drowsiness
Front of the brain
Vision changes, slurred speech, paralysis or weakness in the middle of the body or face, seizures, personality changes, short-term memory loss, increased blood pressure, and communication problems.
Headaches, changes in vision or double vision, seizures, endocrine problems (diabetes or hormonal regulation problems), respiratory changes, paralysis of the nerves / muscles of the face, or half of the body, personality changes, clumsy walking respiratory changes, increased intercranial pressure and hearing loss.
Headache, trouble walking, uncoordinated muscle movements, vomiting (without nausea), and increased intercranial pressure.
According to statistics adapted from the American Cancer Society and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 4,000 tumors of the Central Nervous System (CNS) are diagnosed each year in children under 20 years of age.
In order to detect any problem in the health of children, it is necessary to always be attentive to what they do, because on many occasions children get used to situations or ailments that could be a symptom. Detecting them early means making a difference most of the time.