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The Westbrooks

♥ We are relieved…whew!!!

September 24th, 2008 . by Lisa Westbrook

For the past two weeks my family (my mom and step-dad, brother and myself) have been very worried that my step-dad might have Leukemia.  He has been in and out of the hospital for several months now, only to get worse as each day passes.  About two weeks ago now, they rushed him in for immediate admittance and started running test after test.  The last test was a bone marrow biopsy.  Cancer was the word no one wanted to say…my step-dad has been getting blood transfusions ever since he had a blood clot in his leg several months ago and was put on Coumidin.   Well, to make this long story short…the bone marrow biopsy came back slightly off but nothing showing cancer.  So they are going to watch him VERY closely and monitor him every two weeks.  He may have to do another bone marrow biopsy and more invasive tests.  We are hoping that it is the Coumidin that is throwing everything off and that he really does not have an illness.  My step-dad lost his oldest son (Eric)  of a massive heart attack at the age of 40 last month, we can only pray that Eric is watching over his dad now.