Thank you for taking a moment an looking at our need.
This story of our life happenings, beginning November 16th (just barely a week before Thanksgiving). It started with us needing to take our son Brad to the Emergency room because he was coughing up blood. Don't mean to be gross, but it's what set this in motion. We went to Beacon Medical ER in Mishawaka, where there were many blood tests. Through these we found the White and Red Blood cells along with his platelets ALL going crazy.
In the middle of the night he was transferred to Memorial Hospital in South Bend where he was tested and monitored. There it was determined that he has Acute Leukemia B-Cell All. Because of the condition it was recommended he be taken either immediately or no later than the following morning to Loyola University Medical Center's Emergency room. He was admitted and after further testing it was concluded the diagnosis was correct. Chemotherapy was started after a bone marrow biopsy and spinal tap. Completed. He's been poked and prodded more than any of us would like!
Anyway, a treatment plan was set in order and Brad was discharged on December 3rd(again after nearly 3 weeks of being in the hospital). He was so thankful to go home! The plan was to return Tuesday December 6th for the next Chemo treatment. We arrived at 8:15 for the treatments with plans to be home before dinner following chemo..
Brad wasn't feeling all that well though and he had trouble breathing as we arrived. During processing the chemo plans came to a halt. His Oxygen levels were dropping and blood sugar levels jumped to over 700. Needless to say, he was sent to ER at Loyola, and spent the afternoon into this morning waiting to be admitted. Through out the night the team worked on getting his blood sugar lowered. He was moved to ICU and has been monitored through out the day. He has contracted a virus that needs to clear up as well. The plan is to keep him another day or two and get him in a position where he can receive his chemotherapy we initially came for.
I hate to ramble. I'm falling asleep this afternoon and have had people in and out of the room checking on Brad. I realized I need to send an update since I was way behind on letting some know what was going on.
Thank you to many who have given so generously to our family need as I am with Brad in the hospital. He needs one of us here to explain things to the doctors. Brad has special needs. He's a great guy, but needs help. But again, thank you SOOO MUCH for the generous gifts, the notes, the messages and cards. It's impossible to thank everyone. I'm afraid I'll miss one and sound ungrateful! We are EXTREMELY Grateful!
God is so good. Although were tired, were doing out best to remember that he has arranged this in our path of life and we must trust Him.
Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
If you can help further financially thank you. If you can only pray or send an encouraging note... thank you!
Remember others in need. That's what we are learning and being reminded. Others... others... others. Encourage... encourage... encourage.