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18 yr old daughter going to see a blood oncologist

Discussion in 'Parents Off Topic' started by czardoust, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. czardoust

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    Sometimes I want to know what God is thinking when he gives us such huge challenges. Amanda (non-D) turned 18 one month ago. She's got straight A's in school for the first time since 8th grade, is looking forward to graduating high school and going to nursing school, is in love with a young man about to be shipped off to the army in february right after she goes with him to her first school dance.

    There hasn't been a person in our family to have leukemia since the 1960's, and that was my great uncles son who died when he was 21 after his dx. I'm sure that is not what Amanda has, but I guess thats why her dr is sending her to this specialist - we need to know what the problem is and stop it. Like, yesterday.

    Any experience in this?
     
  2. deafmack

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    I am so sorry to hear this. I will definitely keep Amanda in my thoughts and prayers. The only reason they would be sending her to a medical oncologist is they suspect leukemia or lymphoma or they suspect a disease similar to leukemia or lymphoma. I will definitely pray for Amanda. (((HUGS)))
     
  3. Emma'sDad

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    Aww Carolyn, I'm so sorry that you and Amanda have to be put in that situation. I do pray that it's nothing and you guys can move on from this. *hugs*
     
  4. VinceysMom

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    I'm sorry to hear this... Sending positive thoughts and prayers to Amanda and all of you.

    - Kathy
     
  5. Caydens_Mommy

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    Thinking of you guys!
     
  6. selketine

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    We had a scare like this with my older son when he was very little - the doctor was almost certain he had leukemia. The test they did took about an hour and came back negative. Did they actually do this sort of test? I wasn't sure if your daughter had it and the test indicated leukemia or if they are unsure.

    Our doctor sent him for many more tests because she was so surprised he did not have leukemia and consulted specialists but it was all fine - her worry was that he had petechiae all over his trunk. He was just in for his routine check-up when she noticed it.

    Anyway - hoping that gives you some hope - sometimes it can be nothing.
     
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    Sending prayers your way Carolyn
     
  8. Bsbllmom

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    No experience but sending positive thoughts and hugs your way!!
     
  9. MamaBear

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    Good thoughts and prayers from me too.
     
  10. funnygrl

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    Many heme-oncologists treat a variety of blood conditions that are non-cancerous. Hopefully that's the case for Amanda.
     
  11. bgallini

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    I hope it's nothing major and the Dr is just being overly cautious.
     
  12. czardoust

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    Well, her symptoms are anemia (hematocrit 11.8, down from 32 back in 2008). If she hits 11.0 she gets a transfusion. Her problem is the iron in her blood won't join with the protein in the blood cells. She has constant pain in her bones (mostly thighs, hips, shoulders) and is very tired all the time. Ruling out leukemia is what her regular dr is hoping to do by getting her seen by this hematology oncologist (thats a mouthful). I'll keep y'all updated. Thank you for keeping her in your prayers!
     
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    thinking of your daughter and praying its not leukemia
     

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