A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE
|Ruben with his dog "Batman"|
1-He has not had a transfusion for over 2 months. His red and white blood counts are near a low normal range and his platelets are low but holding their own. All good news.
2-She is taking him off of the drug that helps his bone marrow work at making blood. So how he adapts to that adjustment will be another indicator of how he is doing.
3-He will have another bone marrow biopsy done on Dec. 27th.
|Ruben in "pool therapy" this past summer|
5-She was able to give him a flu shot. This was never possible before.
6-She plans to reduce his meds he is taking, a little at a time.
7-Dr's Lopez and Hashimi both feel that the pain he keeps having is from his bone marrow working to make blood. Hopefully this will subside soon.
8-The Exjade drug he is taking to reduce the iron in his blood is being cut in half.
9-She is referring him to the Pain Mangagement clinic at Cedars. They will do a review of all of his medication and try to help him with his pain.
10-The one specific prayer request that Melody has is, they are applying for a different insurance that would be better for Ruben's situation. Pray that he will be accepted.
|Ruben with his brothers at Thanksgiving|
I think that about covers it. Thank you for praying. God is at work and your prayers do matter. Also pray for Melody and Durrell as they continue as caregivers.
Merry Christmas to everyone from the Chamorro family. God bless you each and everyone.
Thank you to Melody's Mom, Joanie, for this update.