Please help - DD again
Flojobunny · 14/04/2013 18:44
Those who don't know she's been in and out of hospital like a yoyo all week. I've got a nasty sickness bug. I'm tired, emotional and scared.
She has low plateletts and low white blood count. More bloods were sent to the lab for further scrutiny and nothing significant showed up. I asked doc "does this rule out the nasty stuff like leukemia and cancer" she said no, but the good news is it doesn't rule them in. She then asked "does she bruise easily or have nose bleeds?" I said "No nose bleeds and as far as I know usual amount of bruises you'd expect on a 4 yo" she said that's a good sign.
Now my DD keeps having nose bleeds. So scared.
Rang hospital and they said since she's well in herself at the moment then leave it til morning and ring doc secretary.
I usually hold it together but now I can't stop crying.
AnyoneforTurps · 14/04/2013 18:49
Sorry to hear this and totally understand how frightening it must be but just wanted to say that by far the commonest cause of low platelets & a low WCC in kids is an infection. Only a tiny, tiny number of kids with these blood results have anything more serious. Even quite a mild viral illness can temporarily sent blood results up the spout.
Hope your DD's better soon .
chartreuse · 14/04/2013 18:55
Ds2 had low platelets when he was little, he had a lot of unexplained bruises. It was easily fixed with a platelet transfusion and has never reoccured. It's relatively common after a viral infection (he had a cold the previous week). Fingers crossed for you.
ilikemysleep · 14/04/2013 22:46
My cousin was actually told her then 4 year old DS had leukaemia, because his blood count was so abnormal, she had to get him out of school and rush him into children's oncology. Where upon further testing it turned out to be coeliac disease (gluten allergy). Obv it may be very different for your DD but I wanted to reassure you that even very poorly kids who look to have very serious situations, sometimes it turns out to be much less scary. I hope your DD has a simple and easily treatable reason for being so poorly. Best of luck.
Flojobunny · 15/04/2013 11:24
Ilikemysleep how awful, must have been such a relief. Coeliac disease would have been horrible enough but I guess after think he had leukemia then it came as good news.
We are back at the gp at 3pm to see what the options are regarding getting a second opinion or even going private if I have to, but I shouldn't have to
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