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Old 07-27-2009, 04:36 PM   #1
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Prayers and Thoughts

I have a twin brother (fraternal, thank God... I'd hate to have another man condemned with this mug). He has T-Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, a virulent cancer. He's gone through several chemo-treatments including a port. This last chemo hit him pretty hard and less than a week later, he had a temp over 105.

His wife was able to help knock it down to 101, but by morning it had spiked again, so he was hospitalized. His kidneys are also infected and there is bacteria infecting in his bloodstream.

I was with him last night, and the docs gave him 20-25% of making it 24 hours. His numbers dropped a bit through the night, but were a bit higher by morning. The last I hears he was still stable, but the docs refuse to give my parents or his wife any more percentages until more time.

He has a daughter who will be 1 yr old in late Aug, as well as a son who will be 4 (who is actually my younger brothers kid, as he married my younger brothers wife after he passed away 2 1/2 years ago from complications brought on by the same cancer.)

Not sure how many MR'ers out there are "believers" of any kind, but I ask you to keep him and his family in your thoughts.

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Old 07-27-2009, 04:49 PM   #2
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:57 PM   #3
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Great amounts of prayers and good thoughts and wishes coming to you and your brother and your family.

I know this is an extremely rough time for all of you...........just know the members here hold you in their thoughts.
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:09 PM   #4
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:13 PM   #5
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Update:

Got a call from my mom just now. His blood pressure is up, as is his oxygen level. He's now conscious, and cognizant, and can mouth some words, no strength to speak yet.

Then again, kinna hard to "i love you, mom" with 5 tubes in yer mouth. "I ug u, aah".

I told him he better not die on me. I don't wanna have to be the next one to marry his wife
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:13 PM   #6
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:37 PM   #7
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:29 PM   #8
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:34 PM   #9
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:16 PM   #10
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:21 PM   #11
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:36 PM   #12
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:40 PM   #13
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:52 PM   #14
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