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Jul 29, 2019
On December 17th, our 20 year old son, Adam Driskill, was diagnosed with Burkitt Lymphoma at LSU Health Center in Shreveport, LA. Due to the progressive nature of his cancer, the staff worked diligently to get scans taken, ports set up, and IV’s going. Quickly, his treatment started with rounds of chemo followed up by hours of dialysis. His treatment seemed to be going well and then the vomiting started. During one of his trips to dialysis, he began experiencing increased pain around his heart which had him believing he was having a heart attack. After an EKG and receiving medication, his anxiety lessened, but the pain did not. His medical team took an x-ray which revealed that Adam was experiencing pulmonary cardiac edema. Basically, he was retaining fluid build up around his lungs and heart which was causing the pressure and continued pain. While in the hospital, Adam hasn’t been able to eat or drink anything, and he had gained about 20 lbs. from fluid retention which was starting to cause him renal problems as well. Today, we are pleased to share that the dialysis is being more effective, the pressure around his heart and lungs has subsided, and his spirits are good. Our son still has a rough journey ahead of him, but his empathetic heart is still thinking of others. He has asked that everyone that reads this post would please consider giving one more gift this Christmas. The gift of life by making a blood or platelet donation to Shreveport Lifeshare under patient name (Adam Driskill) or just donate and ask your local blood center to transfer to Lifeshare Blood Center in Shreveport, LA (see blood drive flyer in the journal). Please continue to pray for God’s healing grace, the medical team and our family during this difficult time.