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I am a 31-year old woman living with schizophrenia. God Has brought me a long way. My brother, Billy Anderson, was a healthy 29 y.o. male until Last Dec. 30th 2007. He became acutely ill, and was admitted to the hosp. Jan. 6th 2008. Billy has not been home since that time. He has been in a total of 5 hospitals, being passed around without a specific diagnosis. He is now at O.U. Medical Center in Oklahoma City, OK. Billy is gravely ill, he has lost 100 lbs since admission. He has some form of b-cell immunodeficiency, but not primary in nature. He is severely malnurished, and has malabsorption issues. He suffers with acute/chronic abdominal pain, Nausea/vomiting, repeated life threatening infections one right after another. He has sloughed off the entire mucosal lining of his intestines. He has been in and out of ICU, intubated/extubated, tracheostomy, at one point in the begining he was in HUS/TTP and in acute renal failure for which he rec'd dialysis for a month. The doctors are all baffled and not sure what is wrong with Billy. They have had every test under the sun done, and ruled out numerous diseases including many rare diseases. We have been told that this is "Billy's Disease", and that this would be written in medical journals. Each hospital is ready to pass Billy to another hospital due, partially, to lack of insurance. Billy is slowly dying. . We have to find an answer to help Billy overcome this illness. View his myspace page with pictures and more info at http://www.myspace.com/billyandnikki1. Its also on cnn's IReport at http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-160154.
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