AML is back for son Christopher
September 10, 2005 at 4:04 am #8658Walden’s wifeMember
Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Walden’s passing and on the same day son Christopher who has AML since last Nov. went into the ER with some infections and found AML is back with a vengance. On Aug 11, 05 his blood tests were clean, now only one month later he is in bad shape. They have to stablize him and get him in condition to do BMB. Son Tim is the perfect donor and will be brought up from GA at the time his bone marrow is needed for his brother. I think of all my children that were tested Tim was the most perfect match 6 out 6 markers.
Knowing that my husband and son both had the dreaded exposure to Benzene prompts me to speak to a lawyer. Apparently Walden’s dx in Mar 2004 has me still within the timeframe to have someone look into my case. Christopher will be a separate case but the lawyer said it will be interesting that 2 family members who worked in the same work environment at the same time were dx in the same year.
Going to the Leukemia site and seeing all of the connection to Benzene scares me but I do not want to be part of some big class action suit handled by what may be shysters. Trusting my nephew who is a lawyer to advise me, knowing what an honest man he is, I will pray that I am doing the right thing.
I hope God gives me the strength to support my son and his family thru this crisis as He did when Walden was suffering but it is so hard to think about losing my son to the same disease. MarieSeptember 10, 2005 at 4:47 am #8659JimbobMember
You can be assured that there are many of us praying for you, Christopher and his family. At a younger age, he should have a much better chance.
JimSeptember 10, 2005 at 5:00 am #8660AniMember
Marie, This should jusdt NOT happen, who knows why it does, but I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
As Jimbob says, being so much younger your son should have a better chance at beating this horrible disease.
Love and prayers
AniSeptember 10, 2005 at 5:34 am #8661eveMember
my thoughts and prayers are with you
eveSeptember 10, 2005 at 7:17 pm #8662TerriMember
prayers are with you and your son. I truly hope the best.
God BlessSeptember 11, 2005 at 1:48 am #8663Sandy MMember
Oh Marie, I’am speechless !!! I will gather my thoughts and post again when I can comprehend such a nightmare as what you must be living at the moment, theres been alot of advancements in meds since Walden was ill so your son definately has more options going for him … Oh Marie, I’m sooooo sorrySeptember 11, 2005 at 3:39 am #8664JanePMember
I am so sorry to hear about your son. It is so hard to understand, but do what you must to stop this disease that yes is indeed by some of the very things we work with or around.
Bless you all and my prayers are with you. Stay strong.
JaneSeptember 11, 2005 at 8:52 pm #8665shirlsgirlMember
I’m so sorry. Sending positive thoughts and prayers.
JodySeptember 12, 2005 at 3:02 am #8666dinerMember
Marie, I am fairly new to the forum and reading about your husband and son just breaks my heart. Your son is young and will have a much better chance. God bless you and keep you strong.September 12, 2005 at 9:36 am #8667concernMember
Am praying for you and your family. Hope God gives you and your family the strength to deal with this.
ConcernSeptember 12, 2005 at 2:00 pm #8668gemloyearMember
Marie, I’m so sorry to hear about Chris, It must be just devastating for his family. I pray that he will have sucessful treatment.I too believe that chemicals in the workplace are responsible for this disease.Why else would strong otherwise healthy people be coming down with these dreadful diseases. It’s definitely worth looking into. Good luck with your efforts
EllieSeptember 12, 2005 at 4:20 pm #8669NaomiMember
You, Chris and all the family are in my prayers. Take care
NaomiSeptember 12, 2005 at 4:24 pm #8670sarahMember
Marie, prayers are with you and your son. Keep the faith.September 13, 2005 at 4:58 am #8671dustyMember
Stay strong. Know that we are with you and that we care.September 13, 2005 at 5:23 pm #8672al’s wifeParticipant
It DOESN’T seem fair that you have to go thru this again. But God’s love and grace will help you thru. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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