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Old 06-08-2007, 09:58 PM   #1
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OT-My brother is sick again...
My oldest brother is sick again, he was diagnosed with aplastic anemia in March of last year. He ended up almost not making it, they gave him a blood transfusion and then he had immunosuppressive therapy and that seemed to work. He was told that his aplastic anemia could come back, and it may have. Right now they are running tests to see exactly what is going on with him and exactly what he could have. It may go into leukemia.The thing in is favor is they caught real early this time. Last year when he was diagnosed he was looked and acted real sick and today he was driving his truck. He was driving his truck when I was talking to him today and started to get upset so I told him to listen to the political shows on the radio and get all fired up about them! Tomorrow he is going to work on his car so that will help keep his mind off of what is going on for now. I can't do much, I am on the other side of the country so I told him try not to worry about it, he can not do anything about it right now and I think the worry might work against him right now. Does that make sense? His son is real upset about this, he is going into high school and he went through the ringer last year and now it may be happening all over again. I talked to my SIL and she is starting to worry about what may happen and all that, I told her that she needs to be strong for my brother and their kids, my brother does not need to add to his worry that he would get from her. My other brother and I were tested to see if we were a match for him to have a bone marrow transplant and unfortunately we were not but they did find one later. The only comfort I have is that they did catch it real early, they already have a match and he is in better health this time. I pray that it is enough...

My daughters kindergarten teacher sends home a weekly recap every Friday and she found out that she has cancer in her collarbone but they do not know exactly where it started. UGH...

And tomorrow DH's brother and wife are coming to stay with us for a month! Is it any wonder why I have not been able to knit for the past week or so...
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Old 06-08-2007, 09:59 PM   #2
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Wow, really sorry to read about all of that. Understandable that knitting wouldn't be very high on your priority list right now.

I pray your brother will be ok.
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Sorry to hear about your brother, that must be really rough for him and his family, and you too. Praying that all will go well for him.
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I'm very sorry to hear this. Big hugs to you both. I hope he'll make a good and quick recovery.
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I hope everything goes well for your brother and he'll get better
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