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mom2w
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Update: Son has low red blood count
      07/31/13 09:24 PM

Hi all,
My son's wife and I accompanied him to his second Dr. appointment yesterday. This was a scheduled 2 week check. During his checkup it showed he was running a fever of 101.2.

The Dr. called back last night reporting his red blood cells were low.

She instructed his wife to discontinue the Dapsone as Dapsone can cause low red blood count.

His wife was to take him to ER, (Thursday) for another blood check and possibly a transfusion.

However, this morning he was shaking and his fever spiked to 104.
She was advised to take him to the ER.

They admitted him and so far, he is on his 3rd pint of blood.

They are also, checking to see if there is also another infection causing the fever.

He did feel better after the first transfusion and ate something. He has not been able to eat the past few weeks due to the nausea and frankly he said his food taste terrible.

We should hopefully know more tomorrow.

They have discussed a spinal tap, but do not know for sure if they are actually going to do this. I think it depends on if they can detect anything in the blood they drew today.

Thank you again for your being on this forum, for reading and being there.

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* Update: Son has low red blood count mom2w 07/31/13 09:24 PM
. * Re: Update: Son has low red blood count anotherday   08/01/13 12:10 AM
. * Re: Update: Son has low red blood count riverprincessModerator   08/01/13 07:43 PM
. * Re: Update: Son has low red blood count mom2w   08/02/13 06:45 PM
. * Re: Update: Son has low red blood count riverprincessModerator   08/02/13 07:02 PM
. * Re: Update: Son has low red blood count mom2w   08/02/13 11:40 PM
. * Re: Update: Son has low red blood count anotherday   08/03/13 12:16 AM

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