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.
Sorry for the delay in updating, it has been crazy busy around here the past few weeks.
I started writing this update Sunday evening, but became side tracked with family stuff. Which it seems that is a good thing, since I received yet another update yesterday.
Tony is now home! Praise God!
He said he cannot stop grinning, and last night woke up several time just to make sure he was really home. This morning he was able to eat a piece of bacon and some eggs, and they actually tasted good. His immune system is still not up to par, so he cannot have contact with many people and has to wear a mask and gloves when he goes out. For the next two weeks he has to make several trips back to Houston for blood and bone marrow tests ~ which he says he doesnt mind because he is home.
He asked me to thank each of you for your prayers, and let you know how much he appreciates them. I also want to thank all of you for your prayers. God heard your voices.
Whenever I am finally able to see Tony, I will print this thread for him to read.
Again, thanks to all of you & Praise be to God!
I am so happy that he is home. Being in one’s own bed just feels good. Please tell him that we are thinking about him, praying for him and sending him good thoughts!
Prayers up, Ma’am.
Glad to read it! Good luck to all of you.
I bet some of that catfish would be good for Tony. :)
Bacon. There is some something to make you feel alive and appreciate life. As if the rest wasn’t enough.
Thanks for the update, Praise God!
I’m so happy to hear the good news! May he continue in his recovery is my prayer.
Praise be to God, indeed.
Thank you for the update.
Dear Lord we thank You for hearing our prayers.
Will continue praying for Tony and Lynn.
More on the way...
Thanking God for this wonderful update.
I am so glad Tony is home!
Prayers continue for Tony’s successful treatment..
Thank you Lord.
Prayers to continue for all of you.
Thanks for the good news and Happy New Year!
Oh, Donna!!! That is absolutely the most fantastic news I have heard in a long time! Prayers that Tony continues getting better and better every day. I do so love miracles.
Prayers for you all and Happy New Year!!!
That is really good news - Happy New Year for Tony, his family, you and your family.
Thank you Lord for all of your Blessings and Your Healing Hand, in Jesus Christ’s name we pray and give praise, Amen.
Wonderful news! Thanks for the update.
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