A young cancer patient whose mother has been charged with child endangerment for allegedly failing to give the boy his mediciation has two months to live.

The boy's father, Eric Fraser, told The Salem News on Thursday that 9-year-old Jeremy had been getting better, but his cancer has returned.

Jeremy was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2006.

Doctors later discovered the boy's mother, Kristen LaBrie had missed numerous doctor's appointments and failed to fill some of Jeremy's prescriptions. LaBrie had custody of her son at the time.

LaBrie was arraigned in June and pleaded not guilty.

The estranged couple was in court Thursday so LaBrie's lawyer could ask for a delay, apparently unaware that the boy's outlook was again bleak.