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Post Stem-cell transplant patient + mold - how dangerous?

My Mom just had a stem cell transplant for acute myeloid leukemia and is staying at my Grandparent's house. Our basement recently flooded and we've been ransacked with mildew/mold. The doc previously said that mold is a big no-no for patients taking post-transplant patients taking immunosuppressants - plus no way I trust myself to take care of cleaning mold thoroughly. My mom says she can't spend that much and would like to buy a HEPA air purifier instead to fix the problem - I don't think this is enough. What do we do? [more inside]
posted by CottonCandyCapers on Sep 20, 2016 - 13 answers

Visiting Mom in hospital when she says "no"?

My Mom is in the hospital for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). She's had an infection for the past few days and isn't doing well - she's not critical or anything, but she's not looking/feeling great and doesn't want anyone to see her in this state. I - plus some other close family members - REALLY want to visit her, especially considering her condition could change quickly - but we are worried she will get upset. What to do? [more inside]
posted by CottonCandyCapers on May 22, 2016 - 15 answers

How to not freak out while waiting to see a doctor?

I have had some weird blood test results lately. My doctor is not sure what it's from, but said that worst case scenario would be leukemia. She wants me to see a hematologist but the soonest available appointment is till over a week away. I have always suffered from pretty severe hypochondria/health-anxiety/whatever, and the fact that my doctor mentioned the L word, and the uncertainty and waiting, not to mention the absolute worst timing, is killing me. I can barely work or sleep. [more inside]
posted by polywomp on Mar 7, 2014 - 13 answers

How does a millenial pay for cancer, in Florida, without insurance?

My brother has been diagnosed with an acute form of leukemia, and is currently in the ICU. What we know is that he's not going to die tonight. He's got some life left in him. They're not sure about the precise form yet, that will take some time. But in the meantime, we have a problem: he's 31, recently unemployed, and uninsured. My family is far from being able to afford out of pocket health costs. And from all the doctors, drugs, machines he's been hooked up to in the past 10 hours, I know the bill is already creeping into the many tens of thousands of dollars. So my question to MeFites is: what are our options? How do we pay for this? We have very few assets, although I'm sure we'd sell the family home to keep my brother alive for a few more years. But apart from that, we've got nothing substantial. (I'm a graduate student, and my mother is a self-employed seamstress. My father is unemployed). Are there any gov't programs available? Can he go on Medicaid? Etc. I'm having trouble finding hard info on people in his particular situation (not a minor, not elderly, and diagnosed with cancer). Help!
posted by dis_integration on Jul 31, 2013 - 19 answers

Looking for a soft or moist "dry" cat food.

Is there a "dry" cat food with a soft or moist kibble? [more inside]
posted by Arethusa on Jun 20, 2012 - 26 answers

Donate to an individual, receive a tax-deduction?

How can a family who's child has Leukemia collect money, and give tax deductions to donors? [more inside]
posted by punkbitch on May 5, 2011 - 11 answers

What the hell does "poor outcome" mean, anyway?

My mother's just been diagnosed with "Philadelphia positive bilineal acute leukemia" and the internet is scaring the crap out of me. I'm hoping the hive mind can help me find the good news, understand the bad news and filter the ugly. [more inside]
posted by ApathyGirl on Mar 28, 2011 - 15 answers

What should we do? We have 3 cats, one of which tested positive for feline leukemia.

What should we do? We have 3 cats, one of which tested positive for feline leukemia. [more inside]
posted by stray thoughts on Sep 11, 2010 - 4 answers

Cancer sux

It's my sister vs. leukemia, and leukemia, it seems, may win. Muddled questions from a muddled brain inside. [more inside]
posted by buzzkillington on Aug 24, 2010 - 30 answers

Two loved kitties have a happy home - can we stay that way?

Feline leukemia: one cat has it, one cat doesn't. Tell me your stories... [more inside]
posted by odi.et.amo on Aug 22, 2009 - 8 answers

What kind of a headache can't be treated by morphine?!

[CancerFilter] Fighting leukemia is bad enough, so WTF with this headache?! [more inside]
posted by buzzkillington on Jul 24, 2009 - 10 answers

I feel bad, but I feel like I need some space when I'm visiting my very sick father

Is it okay if I don't stay with my grandmother when I go visit my sick father? [more inside]
posted by DuckGirl on Jul 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Cancer sucks!

It looks like my leukemia may have returned (AML) and my doctor said earlier that if this happened, I'm looking at a bone marrow transplant. Any experience? 24, female, otherwise healthy (you know, besides the cancer). [more inside]
posted by litterateur on Jun 17, 2009 - 35 answers

Help My Dad Read His Way to Cured

Cancer Filter - My dad has leukemia and wants an inspiring non-religious book or two about positive thinking - suggestions? [more inside]
posted by DuckGirl on Apr 17, 2009 - 10 answers

The Hows of Living with Leukemia

The Hows of Living with Leukemia [more inside]
posted by FergieBelle on Feb 15, 2009 - 9 answers

Info Sought on Childhood Leukemia

Childhood A.L.L. Luekemia My 2 year old niece was just diagnosed with this today and we are scouring the internet trying to find out all that we possibly can. She starts CHEMO tomorrow. Any personal experience or ideas of informative websites would be appreciated. Not generic websites but detailed and resourceful sites. [more inside]
posted by slowtree on Jul 15, 2008 - 7 answers

How to keep leukemia patient safe?

Leukemia patient -- how sterile should their hospital environment be? [more inside]
posted by ellenaim on Jan 28, 2008 - 11 answers

How to deal with leukemia in the family.

My uncle is battling leukemia. What to do? [more inside]
posted by lorrer on Mar 2, 2005 - 6 answers

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