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5/21/2017 Latest post:
17 hours ago
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your prayers, support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. On, May 18th, Bobby came to the ER at Northside Hospital with diverticulitis symptoms. He had a fever and thought he had been fighting a cold or the flu. After tests and blood work, they told us that his white blood cell count was dangerously high. A normal white blood cell count is in the area of 5,000 - 11,000. Bobby's was 135,000. Within 3 hours, we were moved to the sterile Bone Marrow Treatment section of Northside. Our heads and hearts spinning, we were told he has acute myeloid leukemia (AML). This is a cancer in which the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts (a type of white blood cell). your continued prayers and support, we will embark on what will be a long journey. Bobby will be here for at least 4 weeks. Due to his risk of infection impairing his fight and the necessity of a sterile atmosphere, we must request no hospital visitors at this time.