Oct 10, 2009 - 2:52 pm
Hi, my dad is 56. He has a blood disorder - myeloidfibrosis and AML. He went through induction chemo. After he had tons of blood transfusions and his blood cell counts aren't going up the doctor says his body is "ripping up the blood." So they have been dumping blood in and not much is happening. In the middle of all of it he has gotten infections. I'm wondering if this is normal - should we go to another doctor. We really like our doc but want to do whats best for my dad. We just had a bone marrow biopsy and found out the leukemia is still there. So we are doing another round and then trying to go straight into a bone marrow Transplant. I'm in Texas at Baylor Grapevine. I'm just wondering if we need to go to a teaching hospital like Southwestern in Dallas or MD Anderson in Houston.