Need positive thoughts and prayers
Sunday, March 21, 2010
It has really been an exhausting weekend. I have spent a better part of the weekend being with my family at the hospital. Seems that after having a routine physical, my 77 yr old father has just found out that he has acute myeloid leukemia. To make a long story short, it appears that there is not really a treatment for this since he is of advanced age. So, they recommend supportive care versus trying to administer chemotherapy. The supportive care would entail blood/platelet transfusions as needed and kind of a wait and see. We are trying to see a leukemia specialist to make sure we have all our options. Anyway, this has certainly been a test of my faith. We all know deep down that our parents are not going to live forever, but you truly do not think of them dying...The initial prognosis is the survival rate is really bad maybe 8-12 weeks. It all depends not how his body reacts to the transfusions, etc. Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers as we go through this difficult time.
thanks, my spark family,