When I came back from school I saw that Nokubonga had what I thought at the time was a bump on her forehead. I asked the teacher what had happened and was told she had probably fell and hurt her forehead.
A few days passed and I realized that the bump was actually growing so I took her to the clinic. At the clinic they gave her an antibiotic but it also didn’t do much, so I then took Nokubonga to the Hospital. At the Hospital they said they didn’t see anything and it was just a swelling from bumping into something. They kept saying nothing was wrong and I persisted. Eventually we were referred to Emadadeni Hospital where they saw she had Lymphoma and referred me to Greys Hospital. At Greys Hospital she was diagnosed with Histocytic sarcoma which explained the lump on Nokubonga’s forehead.
Nokubonga is now on treatment and is responding very well. Life has not been easy since as a parent you don’t just deal with the child being sick but there are also other matters at play. CHOC has been there for me and Nokubonga and has definitely helped me through this tough time and have less to worry about”.