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Prayer Request for my brother
12/01/2011 | TheMom

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 can’t 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.


TOPICS: Daily Prayer; Health/Medicine; Religion
KEYWORDS: leukemia; prayerrequest; themomsbrother
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To: TheMom

Prayers continue


251 posted on 12/12/2011 12:41:46 AM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: Eaker; Allegra; Joe 6-pack; svcw; freekitty; Tijeras_Slim; ColdOne; SatinDoll; chesty_puller; ...

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.


252 posted on 12/20/2011 2:06:34 PM PST by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
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To: TheMom

Your family continues to be in my prayers..........


253 posted on 12/20/2011 2:09:38 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: TheMom

Thanks for the update. Continued prayers for his successful treatment.


254 posted on 12/20/2011 2:12:10 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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To: TheMom

Good news!


255 posted on 12/20/2011 2:12:20 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: TheMom

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.


256 posted on 12/20/2011 2:12:49 PM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: TheMom

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.

Just sayin’...


257 posted on 12/20/2011 2:13:44 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: humblegunner

I’m waiting on my SIL to call with the information. I’ll keep you posted.


258 posted on 12/20/2011 2:18:45 PM PST by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
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To: TheMom

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.

Picky people.


259 posted on 12/20/2011 2:18:56 PM PST by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: humblegunner

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.


260 posted on 12/20/2011 2:24:20 PM PST by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
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To: TheMom

Thanks, I know the place now that you mention it.

I’m gonna look up their donation policy.

Can’t have my blood going into some generic pool.

It’s cousins or nothins.


261 posted on 12/20/2011 2:28:54 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: TheMom

You are most welcome.

A note of caution: my mother had malignant tumors in her hip that were zapped with radiation. This weakened her immune system but she was so elated and fed-up with the awful nursing home food, that we all went out to dinner and celebrated the disappearance of the tumors.

She caught bacteria in her lungs at the restaurant which later killed her - no immune system to shut down what would have been harmless bacteria.

Keep him safe and close. The good times are coming again and patience is the watchword.

Good luck to you all, and God bless!


262 posted on 12/20/2011 2:31:08 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: TheMom

That’s good news, TheMom.

Continuing prayers for Tony and his family.


263 posted on 12/20/2011 2:35:55 PM PST by RebelTex
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To: TheMom

It’s sounding nice and positive for Tony, TheMom. Prayers continue for him and your family, as well as his healthcare providers.

I like humblegunner’s offer ... if it’s based on blood type (vs some special white cell match that’s required) let us know what type he’ll need. I think hospitals can do ‘exchanges’ so I could give here and M.D. Anderson would exchange for a credit to Tony’s blood account. Not an expert, but it seems some program like that is available for those distant from the patient.


264 posted on 12/20/2011 2:39:03 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: TheMom
The donor center is at 2555 Holly Hall in Houston.

Calendar says I can make it down there Tuesday AM.

265 posted on 12/20/2011 2:42:47 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: TheMom

I pray deeply for your brother that he may have a full recovery. I am so glad that he is in great spirits.


266 posted on 12/20/2011 2:43:29 PM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: TheMom

Thank you for the update TheMom.

Giving God all the glory and praise.

In Jesus’ Holy Name.
Amen.


267 posted on 12/20/2011 2:49:16 PM PST by Cindy
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To: TheMom
Calendar says I can make it down there Tuesday AM.

Stupid Calendar.. THURSDAY AM!

Still on Dark Tower time, if it do ya fine.

268 posted on 12/20/2011 2:49:46 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: SatinDoll

He is in complete isolation now, and will be for at least the next two/three weeks. The doc’s want to make sure his immune system is 100% before they let him out. They also told him once he is released from the hospital it is straight home, with very little outside activities for the first two weeks (which will drive him crazy).


269 posted on 12/20/2011 2:49:55 PM PST by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
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To: humblegunner

You will need to call and make an appointment. The phone number is 713-792-7777.


270 posted on 12/20/2011 2:59:22 PM PST by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
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To: TheMom

Thanks for the update Mom.


271 posted on 12/20/2011 2:59:22 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: TheMom

Got it, I’ll let you know how it goes.


272 posted on 12/20/2011 3:01:25 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: TheMom

Good news!

I was just thinking about him the other day (& praying too!).

Seems like there are a lot of sick people to pray for these days.


273 posted on 12/20/2011 3:01:25 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: EDINVA

It is a special white blood cell match.

I will ask them tomorrow about the exchange credit. Thank you.


274 posted on 12/20/2011 3:05:22 PM PST by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
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To: TheMom

Hey, tell him not to worry if it happens because bald guys are sexy! Just in case, start looking for some funny crazy temporary tatoos to put up there to help cheer him up.


275 posted on 12/20/2011 3:16:55 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: TheMom

FReeper prayers are especially effective! God bless, and God speed!


276 posted on 12/20/2011 4:08:15 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: TheMom

Prayers continue....and a prayer BUMP.


277 posted on 12/20/2011 4:10:29 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: TheMom

That is Great news!


278 posted on 12/20/2011 4:20:44 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: TheMom

Thank you for the update. Continuing prayers.


279 posted on 12/20/2011 4:27:36 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: TheMom

I am so glad to hear this. Chemo can be rough. Prayers being said.


280 posted on 12/20/2011 5:10:06 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: TheMom

Again joining your FReeper family in prayer that the Lord’s healing hand continues to be so evident upon your brother, and that those who minister to him would recognize that the Lord still walks among his people.

The Great Physician Now Is Near

•The Great Physician now is near,
The sympathizing Jesus;
He speaks the drooping heart to cheer,
Oh, hear the voice of Jesus!

•Sweetest note in seraph song;
Sweetest name on mortal tongue;
Sweetest carol ever sung:
Jesus, blessed Jesus!

Source: http://www.hymnal.net/hymn.php/h/990#ixzz1h7ulkeMG


281 posted on 12/20/2011 5:14:30 PM PST by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: TheMom

Lord, we praise Thee for the continuing recovery of Thy servant Tony.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.


282 posted on 12/20/2011 7:09:15 PM PST by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: TheMom

Thanks for the update

Best Regards

alfa6 ;>}


283 posted on 12/20/2011 7:29:07 PM PST by alfa6
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To: TheMom

This IS the Season of Miracles after all. Thank G-d the treatment is working. May good things continue to happen for your brother and the rest of your family. Merry Christmas to you and yours, time of birth and rebirth, and for good measure, Happy Chanukah, a Festival of the Miracle of G-d’s Holy Light. May G-d’s Light shine upon Tony and bring him home soon.


284 posted on 12/20/2011 7:34:12 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: TheMom

Still sending prayers.


285 posted on 12/20/2011 7:59:37 PM PST by sarasmom
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To: TheMom

I really appreciate the update on Tony. He is in my prayers every night. Will he be considered for bone marrow transplants? Please send our love to him.


286 posted on 12/20/2011 8:02:03 PM PST by Exit148
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To: humblegunner

I’m so impressed with your offer. You have many sides, and this is indeed one of them — a “kinder and gentler version”.


287 posted on 12/20/2011 8:06:46 PM PST by Exit148
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To: TheMom

BTTT


288 posted on 12/21/2011 2:50:08 AM PST by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: TheMom

Prayers up for your brother!


289 posted on 12/21/2011 2:54:08 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: TheMom

Good news! Merry Christmas to all.


290 posted on 12/21/2011 4:34:34 AM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: TheMom

Great!!!


291 posted on 12/21/2011 5:49:14 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: TheMom

Thank you for sharing the update. Tony, you and the rest of the family remain in my prayers.

Please add me to your update ping list.

God’s Peace be with you.


292 posted on 12/21/2011 6:00:56 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: TheMom

Thank you for the update!


293 posted on 12/21/2011 6:18:24 AM PST by SuzyQue (Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.)
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To: Exit148

They going to first give him the white blood cell transfer, then they will consider the bone marrow transplant.


294 posted on 12/21/2011 6:24:23 AM PST by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
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To: TheMom

Good to hear!


295 posted on 12/21/2011 6:41:02 AM PST by Bacon Man (Need more bacon)
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To: TheMom

Thanks for the good news update on your brother Tony. Now praying for a good white blood call match from someone and continued improvement.


296 posted on 12/21/2011 9:14:12 AM PST by amom
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To: TheMom

Joining with all the others in prayer for your brother’s continued successful treatment and complete recovery, in Christ’s Most Holy Name, amen.


297 posted on 12/21/2011 9:21:18 AM PST by Judith Anne (For rhe sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us, and on the whole world.)
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To: TheMom

Prayers continue


298 posted on 12/21/2011 1:43:02 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: TheMom

We’re still here, TheMom.
Thanks for the update. Your brother sounds like a real fighter. God bless him and all of you.


299 posted on 12/21/2011 9:27:45 PM PST by Mountain Mary ("My core is not up for grabs". El Rushbo 12/06/11)
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To: TheMom

Merry Christmas.
Prayers are still being sent for Tony,you, and your family.
Best wishes for a happy new year.


300 posted on 12/24/2011 10:06:53 PM PST by sarasmom
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