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.
Thank God that you are in remission. I’ll add you in my prayers that you stay that way until you are at a ripe old age.
Donna, I am so sorry to hear this.
I will pray long and hard for you brother.
I know how close I am to mine, and I would be devastated to lose him.
Keep your chin up, hang in there..
It might be a rough ride but we are here for you, and so is our beloved Jesus.
Love and prayers to you.
Prayers up for your brother and you as well.
I join in urgent prayer for your brother!
Prayers for your brother and all in your family
Your brother’s immediate recovery and healing are in my prayers. Calm, peace and strength for you and your family are also in my prayers.
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Thank you darling!
My brother & I were very close when we were kids, but both lost our way for awhile in early to mid adulthood. In the past 10 years we have become close again and now the thought of maybe losing him is hurting my heart.
Prayers up for your dear brother, and for you.
Your post should makes us all a little more appreciative of God’s graces for us.
My very best wishes to you for a great Christmas.
Our prayers for you as well.
Terrible news. Will pray for him.
Please remember that we live in a wonderful age of advanced Medicine and never give up hope. I have been fighting Chronic Lyphocytic Leukemia for the past six years, having been in and out of Remission during that time.
My Father, thirty years my senior, was diagnosed with Stage Four Lymphoma one month after my diagnosis. He went through one round of Chemotherapy and now at age 88 has been symptom free for nearly six years. Miracles do happen...
Both my Father and I use the same Oncologist who also happens to be Cancer survivor. We have been blessed to have him and his wonderful staff looking after us. I hope your Brother finds the same caring Medical Professionals in his locale.
The most important thing is to make sure that all your questions are answered. Various treatment options, possible co-pays that might come up during treatment regimens, pain management, Hospital treatment versus Doctor Office treatment facilities and even using holistic medications such as B-12, Green Tea, Folic Acid etc.
The treatment options for Lymphoma / Leukemia have been improving year to year. Drug regimens have advanced with “cocktail” treatments that were not available as little as ten years ago, not only utilizing new drugs but combining them with older drugs with good track records. I have been very fortunate in benefiting from these new therapies, as I'm sure your Brother will.
My best to your Brother from a fellow traveler. He is not alone as long as he has a supportive Family and others that he may never meet praying for him. Count me in along with many other FReepers posting on this thread. God Bless...
heh. a grunch? ;=P
Thank You for Tony and his wife Lynn and Tony’s family who loves him very much.
Thank You for the doctors, nurses and staff that will assist Tony in the healing process.
You Lord, are the great healer we look up to.
Your will be done.
In Jesus’ Holy Name.
Your brother is in my prayers!
Prayers for your brother.
Thank you! Your words of encouragement are what I really needed to wake up to.
I will keep you and your father in my prayers.
Doing lots of praying these days...I’m glad you let us know...
Keep us posted on the additional diagnosis...
Your brother and family are facing amazing challenges. I join your many friends at FR in praying that there is a healing outcome for your brother.
We will hold your Brother close in prayer,God bless,Fatima ((((Hugs))))
prayers sent for all
Prayers for your brother
listen to a grunch of FReepers
boy, you’ve got that right!
Prayer sent to Mary Queen of Angels and all her Angels+
Prayers up for you and your brother.
Dear Lord, Father in Heaven, please bless TheMom and her brother, ease his pain and heal his body, restore him to good health and comfort his family, in the name of Jesus Christ, I pray, Amen.
Scott & White?
They do great work, they've brought my dad back from the brink more than once.
Yes, he is at Scott & White. Both Tony & Lynn told me it is a great place ~ for a hospital.
May He hold them both in the palm of His hand.
Prayers for God’s blessings on all.
Prayers for healing and strength up for your brother The Mom.
BTTT ~ Prayers needed!
Texas Prayers Up, Mom.
Hope he gets some help for his problem.
Prayers for all who are affected by this sadness. Strength to you!
Yes, we can be a bit grunchy at times. (I guess that’s what grinches do?)
To those of you I have not thanked yet ~ Thank You for your prayers.
The test results to know which type of Leukemia Tony has will not be back until Monday. The doctors in Temple are going to try to get him into MD Anderson, which would be a blessing for the family because it is a lot closer to everyone.
The doctor also told them that bone marrow transplants may be in future, depending on how it goes with the Chemo.
Thanks for the update TheMom. My prayers are continuing.
Thanks for the update, continuing to pray here.
Prayers ongoing for you and your family.
Thanks, Mom. Please keep us informed.
With medicine today, it’s certainly not over.
More prayers up!
IMHO, M D Anderson is the place to be if you have any form of cancer. They can’t cure everybody, but their survival rate is very good.
The other place that is very good is Sloan Kettering.
Thanks for the update. You and your family have been on my mind today.
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