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Monday, April 15, 2013

Please pray for my niece, Debbie Fisher, who has been going through a bone marrow transplant process in Seattle. She is having some serious complications and is in intensive care. Additionally, there are some issues with the only hospital-approved apartment facility for patients following bone marrow transplants. I have copied my sisterís update below for accuracy. Thank you for your prayers!

As many of you are aware, my daughter-in-law, Debbie Fisher is fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She underwent 6 months of chemo at the hospital in Wenatchee. Debbie was accepted for the bone marrow transplant procedure and asked to report to the Seattle Cancer Center Alliance on February 26th. Her transplant was supposed to take place March 20th, however due to donor schedules it was delayed until April 5th. Debbie was told that she would need to be in Seattle for 100 days and would need to rent a hospital approved apartment.

The recommended facility was the Pete Gross building because the apartments have their own kitchens. They were not able to get into the Pete Gross building immediately but they were able to rent an apartment in another approved facility that would not be suitable after the transplant because the apartments shared communal kitchens. They were on a waiting list for the Pete Gross building and received a call that there was an apartment available in the Pete Gross building and promptly rented a one bedroom unit in that facility.

Debbie underwent total body radiation and chemo followed by the bone marrow infusion on April 5th. This is the most frightening time and a time for all types of complications. Debbie has had a very serious complication with bleeding in the lungs and is in intensive care and on a ventilator.

Meanwhile even though Clint has paid the rent on their apartment, he has received an eviction notice citing that renovations need to be done to the siding of the apartment. Obviously this had been planned before Clint and Debbie moved in and was not disclosed to them that they could only be in the apartment for a short time. This is unconscionable and maybe even unethical. Clint is currently in remission with a form of lung cancer and the stress all of this is putting on him is unimaginable.

I believe that the Pete Gross building needs to put Clint and Debbie in another one bedroom apartment in their facility---they were told they could be put on a waiting list----not good enough in my book.

We need help in getting the word out and getting the Pete Gross facility to do the right thing. As it stands now, they would have to move out on May 15th which is just about the time frame when Debbie would be released from the hospital and need to be in an apartment.

Can anyone think of a way we can get the Pete Gross facility to rescind the eviction or to move Clint and Debbie to another apartment in their facility that does not need "renovating"???
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GOLFGMA 4/16/2013 7:26AM

    Is there a caseworker involved with the patient. If so, discuss this with her and ask for help. You and the family should not have to worry with this. It should be the duty of a caseworker. If you don not have one ask for one. Hope this can be resolved and I will be praying for all.

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HANSBRINK 4/15/2013 7:18PM

  Thoughts and prayers sent your way.

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PHATPAT18 4/15/2013 6:38PM

    Prayers are coming your way along with blessings for a good outcome. emoticon

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ELLENIRENE 4/15/2013 1:24PM

    prayers are being sent your way

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