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Today is the first day of Armand starting chemo therapy, you can read the update here.
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We are reaching out to the world and asking for a little kindness. Dear friends of ours' son, Armand van den Heever(25)( http://bit.ly/2j1uZKl) has been admitted to hospital a week ago with severe back, and abdominal pain.
After initial tests, the doctors has so far been able to determined that he has swollen lymph nodes across his entire body, he also has enlarged kidneys, liver and spleen. Because of the pressure the abnormally large spleen is placing on his liver, it is no longer functioning.
One of the swollen lymph nodes has been removed and sent for analysis. Because of a known family history of cancer, the doctor suspects the possibility of lymphatic cancer. That is a lot on a young man just starting out in life.
To add to all of this, he is in desperate need off an operation to place stents in his liver, kidneys and spleen to allow these organs to drain, thus relieving the intense pain he is experiencing and, allow his liver to start it's important functioning and, prevent further damage.
Unfortunately Armand does not have a medical aid that will cover the
cost of the operation and needs to raise the money himself. If you have
the means to help, we, as well as Armand and his entire family will be
Chemo - Day 1Update posted by Schalk Neethling at 01:17 pm
I good spirits.
First day of ChemoUpdate posted by Schalk Neethling at 07:56 am
Armand had his port implant (https://www.whatnext.com/cc/What_is_a_Chemo_Port) operation done yesterday, and we are happy to report that all went well. Through this port Armand will now receive the chemo.At the moment Armand feels comfortable and the cortisone he is taking seems to be helping to bring down the swelling of his. . . . .
Latest news 26 January 2017Update posted by Schalk Neethling at 04:55 pm
As all of you know the operation was done, and it was a success. Armand is doing much better in terms of the swelling and pain h was experiencing because of the swelling of his vital organs.He is now going for weekly blood tests to see if there is any. . . . .
Update on Diagnoses, Treatment Options, and an AskUpdate posted by Schalk Neethling at 03:20 pm
Armand and his family has spent today at two separate doctors to look over the detailed results, what lies ahead, and treatment options. The news is not good.The Haematologist has given Armand four months to live if he receives no treatment. That is the raw and honest truth. There are. . . . .
The diagnosesUpdate posted by Schalk Neethling at 05:50 pm
I wish to start this by saying thank you. Thank you for all of your kindness and generosity. Your words and your messages of hope. Armand received his operation, and it was a success. He is back home but, still in a lot of pain and discomfort.Secondly, we have received. . . . .
Going in for the operationUpdate posted by Schalk Neethling at 01:02 pm
The time is here, Armand has gone in for the operation. Will update as soon as he is out of the theatre and we have more news.Armand, his Mom and, as he says "The love of his life"Armand and his Mom
We made progress. o/Update posted by Schalk Neethling at 09:18 am
Thanks to some compromise, some hard fought fights won, and the generosity and immense kindness of many, Armand is going in for his operation today. Thank you so, so much. Your kindness will never be forgotten.Below is an update from Armand himself: