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Author Topic: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update  (Read 9503 times)

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Offline Peter6836

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Re: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update
« Reply #50 on: February 02, 2008, 11:45:27 AM »
Michael,
Louie has my prayers. I will keep him in my thoughts throught my day and surround him in white light. I will also pray for you, so that you may have strength as well.
Peter

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update
« Reply #51 on: February 02, 2008, 12:03:53 PM »
Rev, the love and care you give Louie really warms all of our hearts here.  Good luck with the commitment ceremony and it's so great that Louie's niece is able to be there with you both today.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline bear60

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Re: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update
« Reply #52 on: February 02, 2008, 12:12:56 PM »
A commitment ceremony!  How wonderful.  Michael you are the best.  Louie is very lucky to have you in his life.
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

Offline VM-Bass

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Re: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update
« Reply #53 on: February 02, 2008, 03:14:28 PM »
You are in my prayers. 
1/11/08                  4/14/08         6/12/08

CD4: 927                    838               883
CD4%: 42                    40                 47
Viral Load: 2170           926               173

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Offline RevMC

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Re: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update
« Reply #54 on: February 05, 2008, 07:57:31 AM »
I am so overjoyed by everyone's words of support.

We have a ray of hope.  We saw the doc yesterday (monday) and decided to do the transfusion.  He said it may help jumpstart his body into producing red blood cells.  If it doesn't then there is nothing that can be done.  We're trying to get it done tomorrow (wednesday) and next tuesday, when they do his regular weekly labs, we'll know if it's working or not.  If his counts drop from after the transfusion to next tuesday then there isn't anything else to be done.  If his counts stay the same then we'll have to wait another week to make sure it's working.  If his counts improve, then it worked.

We'll be going back to the doctor next thursday, valentine's day.  At least we have some hope.  Though we were told by the doctor that if louie didn't do the transfusion he would definitely not have long.  He's critically low with his red blood counts.

All his family is on their way down this weekend just the same so it'll be busy.  Doc decided for louie to still do morphine instead of increasing or changing to a new med.  We've done a lot of crying and a lot of planning.

We're hoping for the best and stilll preparing for the worse.

TY everyone for your kind words of support and prayers, we truly appreciate it.

May what ever god you believe in bless all of you and hold you dearly.

Will let ya'll know more when we find out more.

Michael
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Started on Truvada and Viramune on 2/15/07

Jan 8, 2007   t-cells 215  Viral Load 10,000  24%
March 26'th  T-cells 306   Viral Load  UNDETECTABLE
June 2007 t-cells 375 Viral Load UNDETECTABLE
August 2007 t-cells 290 Viral Load UNDETECTABLE



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Re: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update
« Reply #55 on: February 05, 2008, 08:10:44 AM »
Michael, I wish the best for you & Louie.  You will continue to be in my prayers. :-* :-*
Peace~
Betty
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Offline Iggy

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Re: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update
« Reply #56 on: February 05, 2008, 08:43:49 AM »
Michael,

I hope the transfusion works and is the best thing for Louie.

You are both in my thoughts.

Mark

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Re: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update
« Reply #57 on: February 05, 2008, 09:14:31 AM »
Love and Light Michael, for you and for Louie.

((((((BIG HUGS))))))

Mark
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Offline lonewolf

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Re: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update
« Reply #58 on: February 05, 2008, 10:20:32 AM »
Love, and prayers to you Michael and Louie. 
Louie and his family are so blessed by your grace and strength.  You two are building wonderful memories for everyone that will grace and give you strength forever.

My prayers,  you are a true inspiration to us all.
Bruce
"To all within the sound of my voice, I appeal: Learn with me the lessons of history and of grace, so my children will not be afraid to say the word ďAIDSĒ when I am gone. Then, their children and yours may not need to whisper it at all."  Mary Fisher

Offline pozguy75

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Re: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update
« Reply #59 on: February 05, 2008, 10:21:06 AM »
REVMC, my thoughts and prayers to you both!

And remember, to take a little time for you too!

Dx 2005
ATRIPLA

Offline JPinLA

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Re: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update
« Reply #60 on: February 05, 2008, 11:15:36 AM »
Rev - sending thoughts and prayers to you and Louie.  JP
11/06 - Diagnosed - VL/5784 & CD4 326
2/07 - VL/6000 & CD4 290 2/07
3//07 -Began Truvada/Viramune 
4/07 VL/undetectable and CD4 320 22%
7/07 VL/undetectable and CD4 286 22%
11/07 VL/undetectable and CD4 302 26%

Offline pozniceguy

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Re: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update
« Reply #61 on: February 05, 2008, 11:23:24 AM »
I hope the transfusion works for him  I was in the same situation years ago...and went through the process of transfusion several times  when the Procrit didn't work .. after fourth time I got enough to get going again...been more than ten years now...the best of luck and many prayers to you both ..I hope your result is as good as mine...

Nick
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Offline LatinAlexander

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Re: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update
« Reply #62 on: February 05, 2008, 01:32:57 PM »
I hope the procedure works.

Alex
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Initial numbers : CD4-250 VL 3500
First labs after HAART (Dec 04-2006) : CD4-432 VL-<40 (Undetectable)  cd4%=25.11%
Started HAART: Combivir+Efavirenz Aug 26 7:38 pm
Feb 08 2007 - Gradually stopping HAART cause of Myalgia. Protecting Efavirenz. Stopped Efavirenz, ahead with Combivir....
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Offline Teresa

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Re: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update
« Reply #63 on: February 05, 2008, 03:44:27 PM »
Heres hoping and praying it works!

Keeping you both in my prayers!

Hugs
Teresa
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CD4:320
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Re: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update
« Reply #64 on: February 05, 2008, 04:37:51 PM »
dear michael, im so sorry you and louie are having to go through this. i hope so much that the procedure works.
thinking of you both
all my love
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Offline stratosphere

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Re: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update
« Reply #65 on: February 05, 2008, 08:50:37 PM »
May God bless you both,  i am very sorry for the situation but i will pray for you both and hope for the best. 

1/05   CD4 305  VL  ?        34%
2/05   CD4 310  VL  ?        35%
7/05   CD4 277  VL  <50    43%
11/05 CD4 516  VL  <50    46%
2/06   CD4 640  VL  <50    46%
6/06   CD4 578  VL  <50    46%
10/06 CD4 491  VL  <50    50%
3/07   CD4 674  VL  <50    50%
7/07   CD4 516  VL  <50    43%
11/07 CD4 635  VL  <50    44%
3/08   CD4 584  VL  <50    48%
7/08   CD4 510  VL  <50    49%
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Offline komnaes

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Re: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update
« Reply #66 on: February 05, 2008, 09:16:02 PM »
My thoughts are with you guys Michael. Don't forget to take care of yourself too.

Hugs, Shaun
Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
Oct 11 CD=771 (31%)/VL=UD(<30)
April 12 CD=609 (28%)/VL=UD(<20)
Aug 12 CD=657 (29%)/VL=UD(<20)
Dec 12 CD=532 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
May 13 CD=567 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
Jan 14 CD=521 (21%)/VL=UD(<50)

Offline Life

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Re: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update
« Reply #67 on: February 05, 2008, 10:07:05 PM »
Michael,  I am so sorry to here about Louie.   We only have eachother for "today."  No guarantees of tomrrow..   I pray that Louie surprises us all..   Both of you are so true to eachother it takes my breath away..

Love to you both,

Eric

Offline sharkdiver

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Re: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update
« Reply #68 on: February 09, 2008, 08:22:55 PM »
You two have been on my mind. I send you light and love.

Sharkie

Offline hottop101

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Re: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update
« Reply #69 on: February 09, 2008, 10:04:44 PM »
Rev,

My thoughts and prayers are yours!

I have a life partner of 22 years, we are both HIV+, so even though I'm not in your shoes, I can empathize.

Richard
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Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update
« Reply #70 on: February 09, 2008, 10:36:35 PM »
Thanks for the update, Rev. I was wondering how things were going. I will be praying that the transfusion will work for Louie. And like everyone else is saying, take care of yourself...
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2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
8/09 CD4- 404 VL- 1,600
01-22-10-- CD4- 525 VL- 59,000
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Offline RevMC

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Re: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update
« Reply #71 on: February 10, 2008, 08:54:03 PM »
Well we did the transfusion on Wednesday, he only needed 2 units.  Something must have kicked in from the week before because his hemaglobin and hem rate went up on it's own.  Now with the 2 units of blood he's at 10.3 and 30 which is great, but doc said we still need to keep an eye on things since his creatine level also went up.

It took 2 days for him to get some energy so Friday was a good day, and Saturday was OK, he wore out very easily and today he's been asleep quite a bit.  So not sure what's up.  He got to see  his 2 sisters and his brother.

I've been napping a lot as well, especially with all the driving, 1 1/2 hours each way to the airport from his mom's house, one more airport run to do tuesday morning.  We're getting things all setup and finalized just in case.

As soon as I find out anything else I'll post.

TY everyone for the prayers and kind owrds of support, I truly appreciate it.

Rev. Michael

p.s.  I am taking some time for me when ever I can, even if it's just for a short walk outside.
Part of my story: "Sale Of A Lifetime" POZ December 2003
http://www.poz.com/articles/172_752.shtml

Started on Truvada and Viramune on 2/15/07

Jan 8, 2007   t-cells 215  Viral Load 10,000  24%
March 26'th  T-cells 306   Viral Load  UNDETECTABLE
June 2007 t-cells 375 Viral Load UNDETECTABLE
August 2007 t-cells 290 Viral Load UNDETECTABLE



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Offline thunter34

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Re: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update
« Reply #72 on: February 10, 2008, 08:55:58 PM »
As soon as I find out anything else I'll post.

p.s.  I am taking some time for me when ever I can, even if it's just for a short walk outside.

Please do, and thank goodness.

 :-*
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Offline minismom

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Re: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update
« Reply #73 on: February 10, 2008, 08:58:08 PM »
I'm glad that things are taking an upward swing, even if only a small one.  I'm glad that Louie was able to see his family again.  We'll keep you in our prayers.

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Re: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update
« Reply #74 on: February 10, 2008, 09:00:53 PM »
Glad to hear that Louie is doing a bit better and you are taking some time for yourself. I hope the visit from Louie's family made him feel a bit better. Keep us posted... :-*
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10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
8/09 CD4- 404 VL- 1,600
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Re: Emergency Prayers Needed!! LOUIE Update
« Reply #75 on: February 10, 2008, 10:59:33 PM »
Michael, thanks for letting us know what is going on.  I keep you and Louie in my prayers daily. :-*
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