Our child has leukimea and we are need finiancial
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Hello everyone! We have a great little boy. We would like to ask for any assistance you can do to help out our family. You may use this site or send money to our home address. We greatly appreciate anything anyone can do. More ...
We were blessed with a special little boy Gabriel. We are his grandparent but we have sole custody of him. He is 3 years old. He has a typical childhood. On October 16, 2012 I took him to the doctors thinking his allergies were getting worse. The doctor did a full body exam on him. She explained his spleen was enlarged. She explained the possibilities and sent us for blood work. She said she would put a rush order on it and would have the results by 2p. That was a long 4 hours. At 2pm the doctor did call. That called that put my turn my world in circles. The doctor said the blood work show he has Leukemia (Cancer)and the hospital would call and let me know when I needed to go there. The hospital called me. We were to go to the PICU at 4pm to meet with the doctors and get into a room. The doctor came in and said she needed to give him a blood transfusion because he was anemic. The doctor introduces the rest of his doctors. The doctors explain Gabe would have blood transfusion, a bone marrow test to see which one it is, spinal tap to see if it is in his spine, fluid, a central IV line put in, EKG, and chest x-ray. All this was done within 24 hours of us being there. The doctors came in with the news. Gabe has Leukemia. The doctor explains there are different types of it. Gabe has high risk Leukemia ALL. This type has a 90% remission rate. The treatment will last 3 to 5 years. His treatment plan is chemotherapy (depends on blood levels), blood transfusion (when needed), blood draws twice weekly (to see where his levels are), bone marrow test, spinal taps, and platelet transfusion (when needed). We were moved to a regular room. He began his chemotherapy. He did well with it. On Nov 2, 2012 the doctor said we could go home and do his treatment as outpatient. On Nov 14, 2012 we went into the surgical unit to have his central line taken out and a mediport put in. The mediport acts like an IV line. The mediport was place in his chest. We go to the clinic once a week unless his blood levels are down and the doctor needs to see us. We go through chemotherapy once a week at the clinic and he received the chemo at home during different phases of treatment. I am learning how to do his medication through his port. I stopped working on October 16, 2012. I have not returned to work due to Gabe’s treatments. Our income has significantly decreased and we are seeking help to assist us. With the help I would be able remain home and care for Gabe full time. A friend suggests I try a fundraiser and tell our story. We are hoping that through this site we are able to raise much needed funds. Any money raised will be used to pay for transportation cost, grocery, household and medical supplies, or any emergency that might arise. We would like to say Thank you for your generosity. We greatly appreciate it.
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