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munkey
11-08-2005, 05:41 AM
I couldn't sleep so I'm going to get my ass into work this morning...

As some of you may know my father died four years ago this September leaving not only myself and other adult siblings but an eight year old little brother. Needless to say he's now 12 and has had a real hard time with his death displaying a lot of anger, not doing well in school, consistently screwing off in school and of coarse the little white lies.

We (my wife and I) had him over for a week or so why my mother was out of town and he complained about head aches and twice he wanted to come home from school....A little trick he played way to often. Needless to say when mother came home he went home sick from school again and remained there for the rest of the week. I figured if he's really sick he should go the doctor and after missing about a week school I convinced my mother to take him in for blood work...

Well he went yesterday only to find he has leukemia and will undergo a bone marrow biopsy this morning to determine what kind it is…

The doctor’s say he has an 80% chance of full recovery but thought he could use all the help he can get today….

Thanks,

Sean

~still a numb~

:sulk:

plbrdude
11-08-2005, 05:44 AM
will do for him and your family

Gaz
11-08-2005, 05:56 AM
Your family will be in my thoughts.

xoxo~
Gaz
Sad to hear it.

siberian khatru
11-08-2005, 05:57 AM
Devastating. Life can be so unfair.

Prayers.

SCChief
11-08-2005, 06:01 AM
Prayers incoming.

Pants
11-08-2005, 06:03 AM
Terrible, my thoughts go out to your family and hopefully he'll recover as the docs said and become a stronger person in the end.

OldTownChief
11-08-2005, 06:04 AM
Sorry about your brother. Prayers.

Phobia
11-08-2005, 06:48 AM
Wow. Best wishes, Sean. This might be a good time to call in a favor from somebody you know. You never know what healthcare doors might swing open.

seclark
11-08-2005, 06:51 AM
thoughts and prayers.
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Bwana
11-08-2005, 07:06 AM
Will do bud. All the best to him and your entire family.

Frankie
11-08-2005, 07:14 AM
I wish you, your young brother and the rest of the family strength and happy healthy years ahead.

greg63
11-08-2005, 07:27 AM
Done, my friend and God Bless!

kepp
11-08-2005, 07:40 AM
I'm really sorry to hear that bro. My family will pray for yours.

When I was a child a doctor diagnosed me with leukemia. My parents got further testing done and no one could find a trace of it. It can be misdiagnosed and, if he does have it, it can be treated effectively...and prayer works.

I also have a friend in St. Louis who had/has a very aggressive form of it and, while the treatment was difficult, he's now living normally and happily in full remission.

Hang in there!

shakesthecat
11-08-2005, 07:40 AM
Will do

Dartgod
11-08-2005, 07:42 AM
Wow, so sad. Best wishes and prayers to your brother and the rest of your family.

stevieray
11-08-2005, 07:59 AM
thoughts and prayers.

God Bless.

ChiTown
11-08-2005, 07:59 AM
Sean

So sorry to hear about this. Please know your family will be in our prayers. Ramain positive and keep being there for your brother.

Pat

HarryParatestes
11-08-2005, 08:06 AM
Will do.....

RedNFeisty
11-08-2005, 08:28 AM
Truly sorry to hear, will do.

dsgreene285
11-08-2005, 08:40 AM
Prayers going out for you and your family

Dr. Facebook Fever
11-08-2005, 08:42 AM
best to you and your family.

HemiEd
11-08-2005, 09:02 AM
Wishing you and your family the best and the strength to deal with this. My thoughts are with you.

Radar Chief
11-08-2005, 09:15 AM
Damn Sean, sorry to hear (read) it.
Best wishes to you and your family and you know you’ve always got friends here.

Lzen
11-08-2005, 09:53 AM
Our prayers are with your family.

acasas4
11-08-2005, 10:23 AM
Sorry to hear. God bless your brother and family. Praying for a full recovery.

KChiefsQT
11-08-2005, 10:38 AM
So sad to hear. You have my prayers for your brother and your family. Stay strong buddy.

Mr. Laz
11-08-2005, 11:40 AM
sorry to hear it


best wishes to you and yours

Inspector
11-08-2005, 12:25 PM
Prayers....done!

Continue prayers? You bet!

While it is pretty awful to here about disease in any age, it is especially distressing when it happens to a kid.

Hang in there. Good luck to little bro.

Mr. Kotter
11-08-2005, 01:10 PM
Sorry to hear, munkey. How awful. I'll include you in our families prayers.

BIG_DADDY
11-08-2005, 02:03 PM
You got it. I hope everything works out.

mlyonsd
11-08-2005, 02:07 PM
Godspeed

Old Dog
11-08-2005, 02:24 PM
Done

Give him (and the whole family) our best.

JBucc
11-08-2005, 04:07 PM
good luck hope he gets better

WisChief
11-08-2005, 04:10 PM
My prayers are with you and your family. My father was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and he's doing wonderful. Great doctors, great medicine, tons of love from his family and a whole lot of prayers to God.

Stay strong.

Calcountry
11-08-2005, 04:22 PM
Nothing breaks my heart more than the Make a wish stories. May God have mercy and healing grace on your brother and family.

mike_b_284
11-08-2005, 04:41 PM
Very sorry to hear that, prayers to you and yours

morphius
11-08-2005, 06:41 PM
Rough story there, prayers for your little brother and family.

Phobia
11-08-2005, 07:24 PM
His little brother's name is "Guy" for those of you wanting to put a name with the boy.

Logical
11-08-2005, 08:07 PM
Sean,

My deepest sympathy and hope he has a quick and full recovery. I wanted to add that illness untreated as I found out can lead to behavior that is not characteristic, perhaps part of Guy's acting up is related. Just a thought.

Rausch
11-08-2005, 09:23 PM
Will do...

Earthling
11-08-2005, 11:34 PM
Prayers go out...Hang in there.

kregger
11-09-2005, 12:41 AM
Many prayers sent your way. There's lots of good pediatric heme/onc docs out there. Hope you all find a decent one. If not, keep trying. It's worth the effort.

Herzig
11-09-2005, 05:59 AM
Prayers on the way.

munkey
11-09-2005, 06:27 AM
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia -

Bone marrow came back at 95% but 0 in his spinal tap and blood. I guess they caught it somewhat early BUT as we have found his age does not work in his favor. The doctor is part of another group that is working on new treatments that may or may not benefit the outcome vs. traditional treatment.

Basically we have to choose between the two treatments by this afternoon so I am going to pull a few strings as Phil suggested and get some kind of second opinion.

I guess what sucks about the whole thing is we went from a diagnosis of 100% treatable to 60 to 80%. The little bro is in for a rough ride either way......

~Thank you for the prayers...It really means allot to me~

Sean

Phobia
11-09-2005, 06:39 AM
Ouch. We were hoping for better news. Hang in there. You're in a better position to get through this than most people in the same situation.

greg63
11-09-2005, 03:40 PM
...Continuing prayers my friend.