Hi all , I'm from Denmark Wisconsin, last June 2017 my 27 year old son was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, His Doctor's told us he probably had it for 3 years before being diagnosed with it, as he was very sick with pneumonia, sinus infections, bronchitis, and shingles, we brought him into the hospital on Father's day and I demanded they do a blood test, due to him having no insurance they refused, his face was so swollen his glasses were being pushed off of his face, said if he wasn't feeling better the next 24 hours to see his regular doctor, the next day he went in to our family physician and a nurse practitioner did a chest xray and confirmed he had pneumonia again, and ran a series of blood panels, she told him his white blood cells were so high she couldn't read them so she had to send them off to the hospital, he git a call and was told to pack a bag of clothes and get to our hospital asap and if he couldn't get there to call an ambulance, once at the hospital they told us he was on heart attack watch due to a white blood cell count that was over 6 hundred thousand and they were popping and trowing alot of potassium into his system, so off to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, we go , from Green bay, WI , he was put in MICU and was monitored very closely, they did a bone marrow biopsy and confirmed that he has CLL , the doctor's were scratching their heads at how young he is to be diagnosed with this, so the next day they started his chemotherapy treatment's, 10 days and we were finally able to go home and continue treatments here at home, as a parent .... It is one of our biggest fears as my father in law passed away from this.
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