Lauryn's hgb increased

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Offline Christine Mary

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Lauryn's hgb increased
« on: December 18, 2006, 09:39:23 PM »
Hi to all:

Lauryn had a hemo. appt today and her hemoglobin is 9.4!
It went up .2 in 3 1/2 weeks.
The md says comparing her history to his other patients, she prob. won't need her first transx until shes 8-12 months old.
Her retic count went down also. Whatever that means?
He also said he detects a very faint flow murmur,and we should not be alarmed. He says this is common among thals?
Also, is it true that a heel poke is less acurate than a vein??? I'm asking b/c she usually gets her heel poked,but today she had blood drawn from a vein.... one try! Good to know for the future and transfusions.
Love,
Christine

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Offline jzd24

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Re: Lauryn's hgb increased
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2006, 12:06:28 AM »
Hey Christine - that's great news! It's always good when the hemoglobin goes up. I don't know about the heel vs. vein, sorry I can't help. I'm sure someone knows about it. Take care, love, Jean :clap

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Re: Lauryn's hgb increased
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2006, 12:58:53 AM »
Very happy to know these fantastic news. keep it up

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Re: Lauryn's hgb increased
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2006, 05:40:57 AM »
Hi Christine
        nice to share us all the information regard Lauryn HOPE she don't need any transfusion,,, but keep feed Lauryn with healthy and fresh food who contain a protain like breast of checken and folic acaid .. am so happy for you keep fingers cross....
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Re: Lauryn's hgb increased
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2006, 06:40:03 AM »
Hi Christine!

That's a great news! The more delayed the transfusion, the better it is!.

As for the heel vs vein thing; the only thing I can think of is that, it is more convenient for them to get blood from babies. Finding a vein in constantly moving arms/hands of a baby can be more challenging than just grabbing the foot and poke the heel where there is a network of capillaries and require no precision targeting.

This also reminds me that some hospitals here in Pakistan prick the thumb of the hand for the blood tests that require only a few drops of blood. Just like the home glucose test kits used by Diabetic patients.

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Re: Lauryn's hgb increased
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2006, 03:08:57 PM »
Thats a fantastic news Christine!
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Offline Andy Battaglia

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Re: Lauryn's hgb increased
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2006, 05:46:06 PM »
Christine,

It continues to look good for Lauryn, and it's nice to know you won't be thinking about transfusions over the holidays. It's so good to see that Lauryn has such good parents as her holiday gift.  :wink
Andy

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Offline Alia

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Re: Lauryn's hgb increased
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2006, 10:27:27 AM »
its nice to here that lauryns doing well.sara,s hp level was also going up before they tranfused her,i ask the doctor about it and he told me sara was still using baby hb and she would eventually run out that,then one day she was very cranky when i took her in they found out her hb was low,this is when they started transfusing her.sorry im not trying scare you,this happend with sara.
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Offline Gabri

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Re: Lauryn's hgb increased
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2006, 10:41:16 PM »
Great new,   :clap so you can relaxe and enjoy Chrismas with your family without sorrow and worry.
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Merry Chrismas and a happy new year. May God bless your and your familis life.

Gabriella

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Offline Danielle

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Re: Lauryn's hgb increased
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2007, 03:20:43 PM »
I'm so glad that Lauryn is doing well! :stars

Is her HgB still up from your last post?   :pray

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Offline Christine Mary

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Re: Lauryn's hgb increased
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2007, 06:03:34 PM »
Danielle,

We go back to the dr on Jan.15.
Im not sure what her hgb will be, but Lauryn is showing NO signs of slowing down!  :pray :stars :kiss

LOL...Love the new smileys!

Christine

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Offline Danielle

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Re: Lauryn's hgb increased
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2007, 06:06:31 PM »
That's awesome!  I'm so glad to hear that.  :cheer  Hopefully she will keep this pattern up.   :biggrin

hahaha. I'm a smiley nerd.  I love smileys and I'm always adding new ones, so make sure you check them out every once in a while.    :happyyes

 

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