Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Can you say Intrathecal?

Today I provided sedation for an unfortunate baby girl 8 months old with leukemia who needed both an intrathecal injection of methotrexate, a chemotherapeutic drug, and a bone marrow biopsy. Just before I arrived in the hematoncology ward there was an air raid siren. We entered the bomb shelter and waited it out. We counted the explosions...one...two...three...after about 12 we lost count. Later on the news channel reported that there were 20 missiles fired at Be'er Sheva at once. Three got through the iron dome and landed in the city. Thank God no one was injured.
What made this child noteworthy, is that she is from Gaza. Actually, it's quite common. We treat many patients from Gaza. Even during times like these when we are being attacked from Gaza.
I asked my pediatric hematoncologist colleague if there are any specialists in Gaza. She answered that there is one in all of Gaza. He has the knowledge and experience to treat these children. The problem lies elsewhere. They don't have the special drugs needed to treat children with cancer. Apparently, for the Hamas terrorist government, money is better spent on missiles, mortars, rockets and other weapons of terror.
So, all the children in Gaza with cancer, all of them, are treated in Israel.
Even at times like these.


concernedjewgirl said...

can I repost this on my facebook page giving you credit?

Unknown said...

Of course.

SeaSpray said...

This post should be on our news networks. Fox would carry it if they knew. I doubt the mainstream networks would. They omit facts and skew reporting to suit their goals. They're quick to report civilian deaths in Gaza though.

You have many, many Americans concerned and praying for you tho.
Again ...I am so sorry.

I was stressed because after Sandy (Hurricane)we were without electric 8 days with cold weather. Obviously many people have it much worse. But then on our worst day here in the states ...we are not worried about or dodging missiles. If okay with you I will link to this after holiday tomorrow.

God Bless Israel and all her people - forever.

Ruth said...

I have translated your beautiful blog enty into German and posted it (with link and creit to you) n my blog. I trust that this is OK with you.Ruth

Ruth said...

Hello QuietusLeo,
I have translated your post (with link and full credit) into German and published it on my blog beer7.wordpress.com.
I trust that this is OK with you.
One of my readers asked me to transmit his thanks for your reporting and to mention especially how he appreciates your sense of humour.

Unknown said...

Fine with me Ruth. Thank you.

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Unknown said...

Hello, a question: Do you have many children with D69.3? Would be nice to know. Greetings from Germany.

Unknown said...

Markus - Yes we do.

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