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13-01-2016, 06:02 PM
RE: Sorry for my absence
Bloody hell!

Mate first, so sorry about your mum passing.

How advanced is your dad's illness? How and at what level are his bloods and platelets?

He seems too old for a bone marrow transplant. What kind of leukemia is it?

There are certain trials available. Has his specialist mentioned anything about getting him on a trial?

At this time he likely feels very weak, especially combined with his age. His balance is also off. Is he living with anyone or is he alone? If alone are there people who can check on him everyday? He may also need a cleaner once a week. Unless of course if he is currently in hospital.

If you have any questions or need to talk you can always PM me and get my Skype addy and we can talk about it. I am here for you and as everyone knows, have long experience with cancer. I'm actually heading to hospital again today.

Your dad is going to go through periods where he will feel so sick he may decide to let go. I've seen this many times. I do know from my own experience I came close to death 3 times and just grit my teeth and got through it. Tell him to fight. It can and does help.

Sadly leukemia is a blood cancer. There is no operation to remove it or cut it out. So it is all through his body. He may have to rely on chemo, which can affect his mind. My chemo was the strongest possible and I asked a nurse if I was an aeroplane.

These days chemo sickness and nausea can be controlled with drugs such as Pramin. The hospital will have an ample supply.

Remember I am always here for you if needed. Unless at the hospital.

Wishing you the best and hoping your dad makes it.

Lots of love. Dale

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13-01-2016, 07:59 PM
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Thank you everyone for the love and support!

I got some good but mixed news from my dad. His latest biopsy shows no signs of leukemia whatsoever. But it also shows no signs of white cells whatsoever. To answer your question Dale, my dad has Lypmoocytic leukemia. He has to have 2 -3 blood transfusions a week as well as a couple platelet rounds. He has absolutely 0 T cells and his platelet count generally bounce between 6 and 8. My sister is with him. They are staying in an extended stay outside the City of Hope center. He is planning on selling his house and staying down there. They are looking to do a bone marrow transplant with my aunt as a potential donor. They are going to do the type of transplant where they extract T cells from the donors blood and mix them with an anti-rejection agent and introduce6it to my dad's system much like stem cell therapy. I know the odds are not too good at his age but chemo is no longer an option since the cancer is already gone. We will see what happens

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13-01-2016, 08:31 PM
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(13-01-2016 07:59 PM)Octapulse Wrote:  Thank you everyone for the love and support!

I got some good but mixed news from my dad. His latest biopsy shows no signs of leukemia whatsoever. But it also shows no signs of white cells whatsoever. To answer your question Dale, my dad has Lypmoocytic leukemia. He has to have 2 -3 blood transfusions a week as well as a couple platelet rounds. He has absolutely 0 T cells and his platelet count generally bounce between 6 and 8. My sister is with him. They are staying in an extended stay outside the City of Hope center. He is planning on selling his house and staying down there. They are looking to do a bone marrow transplant with my aunt as a potential donor. They are going to do the type of transplant where they extract T cells from the donors blood and mix them with an anti-rejection agent and introduce6it to my dad's system much like stem cell therapy. I know the odds are not too good at his age but chemo is no longer an option since the cancer is already gone. We will see what happens

Okay. I just rang my team at the hospital and told them what you said. Their answer was basically this.

"He must be a fit 71 year old to be considered for a T transplant. Obviously his team has a plan that they will follow.
His platelets and bloods can be controlled with the transfusions. (I had a great many) This will keep him going. There is hope apparently. Smile

I myself must now leave for the hospital.

Good luck mate and keep us appraised. Smile

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13-01-2016, 08:48 PM
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(13-01-2016 08:31 PM)Banjo Wrote:  
(13-01-2016 07:59 PM)Octapulse Wrote:  Thank you everyone for the love and support!

I got some good but mixed news from my dad. His latest biopsy shows no signs of leukemia whatsoever. But it also shows no signs of white cells whatsoever. To answer your question Dale, my dad has Lypmoocytic leukemia. He has to have 2 -3 blood transfusions a week as well as a couple platelet rounds. He has absolutely 0 T cells and his platelet count generally bounce between 6 and 8. My sister is with him. They are staying in an extended stay outside the City of Hope center. He is planning on selling his house and staying down there. They are looking to do a bone marrow transplant with my aunt as a potential donor. They are going to do the type of transplant where they extract T cells from the donors blood and mix them with an anti-rejection agent and introduce6it to my dad's system much like stem cell therapy. I know the odds are not too good at his age but chemo is no longer an option since the cancer is already gone. We will see what happens

Okay. I just rang my team at the hospital and told them what you said. Their answer was basically this.

"He must be a fit 71 year old to be considered for a T transplant. Obviously his team has a plan that they will follow.
His platelets and bloods can be controlled with the transfusions. (I had a great many) This will keep him going. There is hope apparently. Smile

I myself must now leave for the hospital.

Good luck mate and keep us appraised. Smile

Thank you Dale! He is pretty fit besides the cancer, but he is losing a lot of weight from it. He is fortunate to have one of the top specialists in California helping him. We will remain hopeful! Good luck at the hospital, I hope everything goes well with you today

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13-01-2016, 09:28 PM
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Thanks mate.. Yeah things look okay for your dad.

I am sending this from hospital. Smile

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13-01-2016, 09:31 PM
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Oh and just so you don't worry too much, my platelets have been as low as 3 on a few occasions and are now at 130. Smile

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13-01-2016, 09:39 PM
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(13-01-2016 07:59 PM)Octapulse Wrote:  Thank you everyone for the love and support!

I got some good but mixed news from my dad. His latest biopsy shows no signs of leukemia whatsoever. But it also shows no signs of white cells whatsoever. To answer your question Dale, my dad has Lypmoocytic leukemia. He has to have 2 -3 blood transfusions a week as well as a couple platelet rounds. He has absolutely 0 T cells and his platelet count generally bounce between 6 and 8. My sister is with him. They are staying in an extended stay outside the City of Hope center. He is planning on selling his house and staying down there. They are looking to do a bone marrow transplant with my aunt as a potential donor. They are going to do the type of transplant where they extract T cells from the donors blood and mix them with an anti-rejection agent and introduce6it to my dad's system much like stem cell therapy. I know the odds are not too good at his age but chemo is no longer an option since the cancer is already gone. We will see what happens

My sister's husband had that infusion on December 23. His son was the donor. He had an infection shortly thereafter which seems common, and was just released from the hospital. He is 65.
Next he has 100 days of virtual isolation in an apartment near the hospital.
So sorry about he loss of your mom.
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14-01-2016, 05:33 AM
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Thanks Skyking,

They are going to try my aunt first because I guess children do not make the best matches. If she doesn't work out then they will consider me as a possibility

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14-01-2016, 11:00 PM
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Sure thing. If you want I can share his treatment with you as it goes. My sister is a retired nurse and is of course very active in his treatment and facebook as well, in no particular order Big Grin
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15-01-2016, 07:28 AM
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Sincere sympathies to you I'm sending you all good thoughts and wishes
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