At the hospital, Owen's parents, Mitchell and Brian Buell, learned Owen had a neuroblastoma, a type of cancer cancer that develops from immature nerve cells and is most commonly found in children ages 5 or younger, the story also said.
Owen was transferred to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago where he had more tests, which revealed more tumors. By now, Owen was also dehydrated and unable to move his bowels, the story also said.
According to Owen's GoFundMe page, a home health nurse has helped take care of Owen. The day after Mitchell's birthday, the nurse noticed Owen's platelet count was low, so he had to go to the hospital for a blood transfusion, the GoFundMe page also said.
Owen received his first one on Feb. 11 because his hemoglobin was low, the page also said.
On Feb. 28, Owen will return to the hospital to have a central line replaced (a surgical procedure) and to have five days of chemotherapy, Mitchell said. She's counting on this next round offering Owen some relief.