Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Joe Ferguson's Health Scare is Going Long

After a successful battle against Burkitt's lymphoma almost two years ago, former Bills quarterback Joe Ferguson is now facing a new and more serious fight with cancer. A few weeks ago Ferguson was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia.

"He had a good night and is beginning to get some of his color back," said Ferguson's wife Sandy. "He is still on the oxygen but both his blood pressure and heart rate are lower. Joe's blood count is still low, but better than it was previously."

The former Buffalo signal caller (1973-84) developed pneumonia over the weekend and was on as many as five antibiotics. He also underwent a series of blood transfusions to boost his white blood cell count before being taken to the ICU Sunday.
Sandy updates her friends and family on Ferguson's condition on a Web site found here. We have noted, however, that she does not tag health updates with "Alive and Loving It."


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