Skip to comments.Prayer Request for my brother
Posted on 12/01/2011 4:36:56 PM PST by TheMom
In February of this year my older brother went to the hospital due to severe pain and swelling in one leg. Those doctors could not figure out what was causing the pain and swelling, so they sent him home to see his own doctor. His doctor could not figure out the problem either; mean while his other leg started hurting. He was sent to Houston for yet another set of test; still no results. His doctor and the doctors in Houston tried different treatments (medicine) to treat his pain. By this time he has used up his vacation, sick leave and disability time at work so they fired him. Last month he went to another set of doctors, this time in Temple, TX for more test. They determined he had anmemia and hyper or hyposomething (I cant remember) and asked him to come back this week for results of test and some more testing.
I received a phone call from my sister-in-law yesterday telling me the doctors determined my brother might have Myelofibrosis ~ which if not treated could lead to Leukemia. The ran different blood test and today did a bone marrow biopsy. Those test came back that he has Leukemia. Tomorrow the bone marrow results will determine if the type of Leukemia he has is aggressive or non-aggressive. If non-aggressive, he will receive a week of chemo and have to stay in the hospital for at least one month. My sister-in-law said she went blank before she could hear about what will happen if the Leukemia is aggressive.
Please pray that the Leukemia is non-aggressive and that my brother can be healed with as little as pain as possible.
Thanks for the update The Mom. My prayers for your brother will continue.
Prayers sent again.
Thank you for updating.
Thanks for the update, Mom! We will keep you all in our prayers, for healing and wisdom. Blessings.
Lord we pray that Tony Thy servant be healed completely, to Thy glory.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.
I will continue to pray for Tony TheMom.
Thank you for sharing with us.
Looking forward to updates.
Your prayers are working. Praise God!
Sorry for the delay in giving an update ~ life is crazy busy these days.
The Chemo treatment stopped last Thursday, now is the time to get his immune system back working again. When I last talked to Tony he was in great spirit and thrilled that he has not yet lost any hair. Because of the Chemo and drugs they are giving him, his taste buds are not working right and he his nauseous (which they are giving him drugs for) he has lost more weight.
Today the doctors ask family and friends to get tested for a white blood cell match. So, tomorrow it is off to the hospital to (hopefully) donate blood.
I cannot thank all of you enough for your prayers.
Your family continues to be in my prayers..........
Thanks for the update. Continued prayers for his successful treatment.
Wonderful news. Praise God!
(As a side note, when I had chemo - lost all my hair. Actually it wasn’t as bad as I had anticipated. I mean showers were a breeze, saved a bunch of money on shampoo, and razors, eye brow waxing......)
Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas weekend.
Hey, if y’all need any additional blood to get tested, I’ve got plenty.
I’ll pony up a few cans worth, if it’s the right brand for him.
I’m waiting on my SIL to call with the information. I’ll keep you posted.
I’ve got blood to spare.
But I have to warn you, the Red Cross will not take it. Something about Panama, or Chernyoble, or some such.
That was fast . . .
The donor center is at 2555 Holly Hall in Houston. His name is Tony Webb and his patient number is 907164. They test one day to see if you are eligible, then the next day you can donate.
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