little brother

@pudgles (414)
United States
February 17, 2007 8:29am CST
My little brother went to the doctors around oct. of 2006 for leg cramps , it turned out he had leukemia. He has been in a hospital in mass. for the holidays, came home after Christmas. Well, he just shot up a high fever and went to the er. They found out he has no white cells and has an infection they can't seem to find never mind cure. People are saying I should prepare myself for the worse. but how can you on something like this? Is there a good chance they can give him white cells to help fight off the infection with todays knowledge/technology or what? I don't want nothing to happen to him, and my son wants to give him some of his white cells. If only it was that simple and/or possible...any nice advice out there?
2 responses
@charms88 (7541)
• Philippines
17 Feb 07
i am sorry for your brother. My brother-in-law also have leukemia. He was diagnosed about 6 years ago. Initially, he was a bit confused about the bruises all over his body. He also began losing a lot of weight. After the discovery of his illness, it was fortunate that one of his auntie is a doctor and a member of a pharmaceutical company specializing in leukemia. The company is offering foundation for people with the said illnesses by supplying them medicines without payment. Could you imagine, my bro-in-law must pay $100 a day if not for this company. After 6 years, his white blood cells is back to normal and regained his weight. But he should continue with his medication for life. I think the medicine he's taking is GLIVEX or GLIVECS. I'm not very sure about the spelling. I'm sharing this with you to give you at least gie you a little hope. PS: I'll send you a private message once I know the name of the medicine. You can also ask around for foundation that offers free medication.
@charms88 (7541)
• Philippines
19 Feb 07
I just ask my bro-in-law about the medication he's taking. Its called GLEEVEC. You might as well ask your doctor about it. Hope I was able to help. Hugs and kisses to your little bro.
@pudgles (414)
• United States
19 Feb 07
thank you so much for the info. I passed it along to my mom so she can ask the doctor about it. I went to see him on Saturday and I almost cried seeing him in so much pain. All his hair is gone now from the kemo and he is on so much Iv's and meds. He just wants to go home. Still no white cells though, and still the infection, even the most potent antibiotic meds don't seem to be clearing the infection. Again, thank you. Have a nice day
@charms88 (7541)
• Philippines
20 Feb 07
There's nothing to thank me really. I will always pray for your little bro.
• United States
17 Feb 07
I'm very sorry to here about your little brother. And I hope they are able to bring down the fever. Unfortunanely, I do not know much about cancer, otherwise I could give you some direction to find the answers to your questions. If you believe in God, then it might be a good time to ask him for some direction, and hope. Go on the internet and start searching for all of the information that you can. Andd in the mean time, I will pray for your little brother.