Uugghh!! I got Ella's blood drawn today for her "monthly" blood check. I was pretty sure that her platelets would be low (what's new) because she has had some petechiae on her face lately. But when the doctor's office called, they told me that her Hemoglobin was low now too. It wasn't as bad as it was back in November when she was hospitalized but it's low enough (7.8 when it should be at least 11.o) that she has to go in to the outpatient clinic tomorrrow (friday) for a blood transfusion. Of course since the November scare, I am always checking her for paleness but it is so hard because she is so fair to begin with. The doctor's assistant said that he would come and talk to us tomorrow while we are there to see what the game plan will be. I am sure he will want to do another bone marrow biopsy to see if any "bad" cells are starting to brew....ie: leukemia :( But the good news is that there weren't any "bad" cells in her blood right now. So for now we just pray that this is another quirk in Ella's blood. On a side note, her platelets were low (65 when they should be at least 140) but they were actually up from March when they were 58. This child definitely keeps us on our toes!! These pics are from today so you can see that she definitely has energy still and maybe looks a little pale....but nothing like the last time!!
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