Thursday, March 4, 2010

Prayer Request

This picture was Saturday night which was when his nose started bleeding

Eric went to the doctor Tuesday with a nosebleed only to find out he has Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. He was admitted Tueday night to Northside Hospital and will be there for the next 30 days or so. They have narrowed his AML down to a spefic type callled APL (Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia). He has started taking a drug for the next few days for this type of leukemia that acts fast to fight it and will start chemo in the next few days. He will be in the hospital for the next 30 days, then will get to go home for a few weeks, then will come back for another round of chemo. After that his doctors feel confident that he will be all better. So basically treatment for the next 60 days and then road to a full recovery. The doctor said that of all the types of leukemia this is the best one to have because the cure rate is really high. It will be a long few months but I know that God has a plan for Eric and will heal him. Eric's parents who live in Hong Kong flew in today so they are with him now. Chris and I will be back and forth to the hospital a lot I guess. I have been off the last 2 days so I could see him and will go back this weekend. We are just asking for prayers now.

Also Eric will be in need of platelets and we are asking all friends to donate platelets at the Northside Hospital donor center. His doctor said that even if Eric doesn't get them the supply is really low so someone who needs them will get them.
I will be posting more on Eric updates!!

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