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My dad who is 73 years old has not felt well for many months. He had been to many different specialists- testing for a variety of different things He has lived with an auto immune disease most of his life.. His recent bloodwork has shown a very elevated white blood cell count. He is on blood thinners for clots =that were recently discovered -so specialists can not do bone marrow biopsy right now but they are telling my dad that they want to start chemo for leukemia. He is in an ICU where we cannot visit him due to  COVID. I am praying that he will be kept comfortable and will be able to survive treatment and continue to live. We were told he will be in the hospital for at least one month.

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My thoughts are with both you & your dad.💐

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We will pray.

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adding my prayers

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@lynbeechwood Prayers for peace and strength.  If there is anything I can advise for one in the hospital would be to ensure they continue to walk.  Best wishes for your Dad's successful treatment.

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I am so sorry.  I know how hard this is, and wish your father and family well.  How long will he have to be off blood thinners before they can do the biopsy?  I knew that time is of the essence for getting treatment started, but I'd hate to get chemo and then find out that the diagnosis was wrong.

 

Good luck!

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I am sorry to hear this. I know you must be scared and frustrated for your dad. My prayers are with you and with him.

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Hang in there!  There is so much they can do for it today!  And your dad isn't that old either!  Thoughts and prayers for this, at this especially difficult time.  

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@lynbeechwood, wishing the very best for your beloved father! Wishing you strength moving forward! 🙏
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@lynbeechwood  Prayers of strength for your Dad and your family during this very stressful time.