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 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.
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