a very dear friend has come ill. the symptoms and the guesses lead to a diagnosis of leukemia. the family has suspicions and concerns that an orthopedic implant composed of a metal alloy has caused the trouble. they are having difficulties finding doctors who either agree or will accept the possibility or the connection between the two. the doctors want to do a marrow transplant and as I understand it, are not open to other alternative theories.

at this point, nobody really seems to know and it's all guesswork. his condition is very unstable at this point and some sort of treatment is needed very soon if he's going to make it.

i would ask, if you have a mind to, to pray for this man and his family and most of all his doctors to make wise decisions and be open to find the right answer to the right question.

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