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Old 10-17-2005, 06:58 PM   #1
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24 year young Cousin sick, could she have Leukemia?

My beautiful 24 year young cousin went to the hospital Sept.09 this year and had her precious baby girl, but almost bled to death. They did a eop and they swabbed her liver, she still was bleeding so they took out her gall bladder, she is having her blood filtered and cleaned out, her blood pressure was really high and they couldn't get her blood count down. They got her b.p down but her blood count they will get it down and then it will get dangerously high. They thought they where needing to take her spleen out.
She is not is real danger of dying now but she will get that way because of her blood.
They are giving her chemotherapy right now, her grandma, mom's sister and my aunt said it wasn't cancer but we didn't mention the leukemia to her, she is already scared to death!
#1 did this happen because she became pregnant and had a baby or would this happen any way?
#2 Is it leukemia?
#3 What's her chances of being o.k?
#4 Please send good thoughts and prayers her way?
#5 I want to know does this run in the family? I want babies, but I don't want to go through this. I am for adoption. I am scared to death to have babies now.
Right now I just want to get her well, that is my main concern and worry.
She talks and knows what is going on, she wants to go home and to be with her angel bless her heart.
thank you so much for your help.
Sorry so long and for so many questions.
Ms N.D.
p.s. if I need to clarify something please ask I will try my best to answer so you may help me better.

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Old 10-17-2005, 07:14 PM   #2
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Re: 24 year young Cousin sick, could she have Leukemia?

I'm very sorry to hear your cousin is so unwell, my thoughts are with her and your family. Unfortunatley I cannot help with the medical side of what your cousin is experiencing. It seems to me that perhaps you may need to chat with the consultant/specialist who is working with her. You may want to ask what blood disorder they believe may be behind her problems and why they are administering an anti-cancer agent.

My first impression is that nowadays haemorraging after childbirth can be controlled with reasonable ease. If bleeding continues, it would more likely to be her uterus that would be removed. The fact they are looking at other organs suggests that perhaps her issues are not pregnancy and childbirth related.

Also, perhaps the leukimia board may be of some help to you and your questions? I'm not sure whether there is a blood disorder board?

Good luck and best wishes

 
Old 10-17-2005, 07:46 PM   #3
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Re: 24 year young Cousin sick, could she have Leukemia?

Thank You and bless you Sherbert,
for your kind words, good thoughts and prayers for my cousin. I will NEVER forget you and the kindness you have shown for my cousin, family and I. I appreciate it.
Thank you MOST all for answering so fast. I was at first scared to read what was going to be said but I have to know.Thank you for your honesty and the info you gave did help a lot.
Yes, after things calm down I will ask my cousin's mom more questions. I am so concern, worried and scared for her and I would like to know what is going on with her and why did she have this. I will keep all of you informed how she is.
thank you a million again.
Ms N.D.

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Old 10-17-2005, 09:11 PM   #4
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Re: 24 year young Cousin sick, could she have Leukemia?

Yes, its funny how in moments like these, we are less likely to want to hear the truth and more likely to embrace denial... But, as I always say life is too short to be in denial, especially when its family. I think we have a responsibility to be as available as we can to anyone in our family in distress... IT'S BEST NOT TO LIVE WITH REGRET.


 
Old 10-17-2005, 10:04 PM   #5
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Re: 24 year young Cousin sick, could she have Leukemia?

"Agree, Amen" I needed to know the truth you where there for me.
I will always remember you and yours. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.
"Good Night".
Ms N.D.

 
Old 10-18-2005, 05:39 AM   #6
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Re: 24 year young Cousin sick, could she have Leukemia?

Hemmoranginf aftet childbirth if causght in time can be controlled this doe not sound as though it is child or childbirth related, there may have been an underlying condition that had been exacerbated by all of the events that took place but I dont think it is the cause, dont be afraid to have children opf your own in the future, God has a different plan for everyone, I will keep you family in my prayers and continuous thoughts

 
Old 10-18-2005, 09:13 PM   #7
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Re: 24 year young Cousin sick, could she have Leukemia?

thank you Valerie,
for responding so quick and thank you most all for your concern for my cousin, family and I and your prayers. They mean a lot to all of us. You're really sweet. I will never forget you or the kindness you have shown me.
You eased my mind and I feel bad asking about myself when my cousin is in danger.
I was curious if it was hereditary.
I am sure I will have lots of babies, but I will have a through check up from my O.b. Doctor.
I remember my cousin when she was 7 she came over to spend the night, she had dark circles under her eyes. She use to want 4 eggs but I'd only make her one, she was in soccer and could run faster then I. Makes you wonder what happen, she seemed so healthy as a young child.
I will ask my aunt or my cousins mom what happen when things settle down. I care and love her so very much. I am heart sicken this happen to her.
I will keep you and everyone posted on how she is.
God Bless you and yours and I agree, God has a plan for us all.
Ms N.D

 
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