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11-08-2005, 06:41 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….



~still a numb~


11-08-2005, 06:44 AM
will do for him and your family

11-08-2005, 06:56 AM
Your family will be in my thoughts.

Sad to hear it.

siberian khatru
11-08-2005, 06:57 AM
Devastating. Life can be so unfair.


11-08-2005, 07:01 AM
Prayers incoming.

11-08-2005, 07:03 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.

11-08-2005, 07:04 AM
Sorry about your brother. Prayers.

11-08-2005, 07:48 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.

11-08-2005, 07:51 AM
thoughts and prayers.

11-08-2005, 08:06 AM
Will do bud. All the best to him and your entire family.

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

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

11-08-2005, 08:40 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!

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

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

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

God Bless.

11-08-2005, 08:59 AM

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


11-08-2005, 09:06 AM
Will do.....

11-08-2005, 09:28 AM
Truly sorry to hear, will do.

11-08-2005, 09:40 AM
Prayers going out for you and your family

Dr. Johnny Fever
11-08-2005, 09:42 AM
best to you and your family.

11-08-2005, 10:02 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, 10:15 AM
Damn Sean, sorry to hear (read) it.
Best wishes to you and your family and you know you’ve always got friends here.

11-08-2005, 10:53 AM
Our prayers are with your family.

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

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

Mr. Laz
11-08-2005, 12:40 PM
sorry to hear it

best wishes to you and yours

11-08-2005, 01:25 PM

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, 02:10 PM
Sorry to hear, munkey. How awful. I'll include you in our families prayers.

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

11-08-2005, 03:07 PM

Old Dog
11-08-2005, 03:24 PM

Give him (and the whole family) our best.

11-08-2005, 05:07 PM
good luck hope he gets better

11-08-2005, 05:10 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.

11-08-2005, 05:22 PM
Nothing breaks my heart more than the Make a wish stories. May God have mercy and healing grace on your brother and family.

11-08-2005, 05:41 PM
Very sorry to hear that, prayers to you and yours

11-08-2005, 07:41 PM
Rough story there, prayers for your little brother and family.

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

11-08-2005, 09:07 PM

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.

11-08-2005, 10:23 PM
Will do...

11-09-2005, 12:34 AM
Prayers go out...Hang in there.

11-09-2005, 01:41 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.

11-09-2005, 06:59 AM
Prayers on the way.

11-09-2005, 07:27 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~


11-09-2005, 07:39 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.

11-09-2005, 04:40 PM
...Continuing prayers my friend.