Mum’s worst nightmare as young boy’s headaches turn out to be brain tumour


A mum’s worst nightmare was realised when her son’s complications turned out to be a mind tumour, reported by Teesside Stay.

9-year-old Jayden Taylor, from Middlesbrough, was a cheerful and wholesome youngster up till just a few weeks in the past.

The varsity pupil was struggling in ache consistently so his mum, Amanda Johnson, took him to their GP.

Suzanne Briggs, Amanda’s sister, mentioned: “He wasn’t very nicely for about three weeks, he had complications coming and going and he was being sick.

“My sister received him in to the physician they usually mentioned he’s superb they usually despatched him residence.”

After seeing the physician on Thursday, Could 13, and never feeling any higher over the weekend, Amanda booked him in once more the next week.

“Come the Tuesday he couldn’t cease being sick.



Jayden with his mum Amanda Johnson and dad Daniel Taylor
Jayden together with his mum Amanda Johnson and pop Daniel Taylor

“They despatched him as much as James Cook dinner from the docs and inside 5 hours he was recognized with a mind tumour and rushed straight to the RVI,” Suzanne mentioned.

Jayden had a scan, blood exams and a biopsy, however on Friday, Could 21, the household discovered that the tumour couldn’t be operated on.

“The docs had been not sure if it may be eliminated, one minute we had been instructed sure, the following minute we had been instructed no.

“He has had just a little eliminated and a shunt put in place to try to take a number of the stress off, as in the event that they didn’t it may paralyse him.

“He’s received an enormous tumour then a great deal of little tiny ones throughout his mind, they don’t understand how lengthy it’s been there or the way it received there or something in the intervening time,” Suzanne mentioned.

The Whinney Banks household of Amanda, accomplice Daniel Taylor and their 9 kids have needed to cope with the information.



Jayden Taylor with his family
Jayden Taylor together with his household

From June 15, Jayden shall be on the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle 5 instances per week for therapy, radiotherapy first after which doubtlessly chemotherapy after that.

“His oldest sibling is simply 12 and youngest is 9 months, so we’ve needed to inform them he’ll get higher, you don’t need an excessive amount of in a baby’s head.

“We’re simply saying we’re hoping for the perfect and hoping it does work.

“He’s solely 9, hopefully he can battle it himself,” Suzanne mentioned.

Jayden has a twin brother, Kayden, who’s now additionally having to be examined.

Suzanne mentioned the siblings are very shut and all the time collectively, and Jayden has them to distract him throughout this tough time.

“He’s nonetheless simply his regular little self in the intervening time, he’s simply taking it in his stride, bless him,” she mentioned.

As Jayden must journey to the Freeman Hospital 5 instances every week and there shall be further childcare prices, a detailed household buddy, Leanne Dawson, arrange a fundraising web page to help the household.

“The expense is unreal, he’s a twin and considered one of 9 so with further prices of childcare we’d be grateful to realize a bit extra help for them.

“All we wish to do now’s make recollections with him, and make life lots simpler for Amanda,” Suzanne mentioned.

Donations will be made right here.

A goal of £1,000 has been set, with the web page thus far elevating £40.

Jayden’s household are additionally hoping to take him on a caravan vacation to Crimdon Dene.

“We wish to get him away, give him each probability we have now to make him joyful,” Suzanne mentioned.

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