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Old 07-01-2013, 10:24 AM   #1
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Son in remission from A.L.L. but...

Hi all. This is my first post. My 11 year old son had A.L.L. and is in remission now. He's in his first year off of all chemo's and they test him once a month to make sure all is good with blood counts. My question is we have a lake house in Wisconsin that we have been avoiding because my wife worries that the bacteria in the water could trigger his leukemia again now that he's off chemo. The lake is clean but at times there are signs posted on the beach for swimmers itch and there are gulls around the beach that add other bacteria's to the water. Also, gas in the water from boats. Are we being over protective or wise to keep him away from the lake. Any advice for us would be helpful!


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Old 07-06-2013, 05:53 PM   #2
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Re: Son in remission from A.L.L. but.....

I'd make a quick call to one of the doctors or nurses who treated your son just to be sure but generally fresh air and outdoors are good for people.

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Re: Son in remission from A.L.L. but...

I think a lake house vacation would be good for all of you after such a stressful illness. None of those things will trigger his leukemia, and now, off chemo, his immune system should be back to normal. I would talk to his Dr about it. Perhaps getting the ok and some reassurance from the oncologist will help your wife get past her fear.

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