Jan 23, 2005 - 12:53 pm
My brother's 23 year old girlfriend was diagnosed with AML about 1 1/2 weeks ago. The diagnosis came completely out of the blue, and has shocked everyone involved. Jess is normally such a happy, bubbly talkative girl, and to see her going through all this is crazy. She has had her induction chemo, and in the process of all that, was put on a respirator, and put into a medically induced coma. It's very scary, and I am not sure I get all the information that I want to get. She has been receiving platelet transfusions, and last night had a WBC transfusion. She seems to be holding her own, and we can't ask for much more. I am looking for any additional information anyone can give me, especially about the respirator and the coma. I think that scares me more that anything else.