Thursday, November 15, 2007

Bright's Labs

Well, darn. Bright's labs still look way funky. Something is going on. =-(

The only thing I know for sure right now is that he anemia is back--iron deficient anemia. So we are going to start him in iron supplements.

We are still waiting on the Hemoglobin Electrophoresis test. Interestingly I'm familiar with this test because of some kids in our (AAI) care that are sickle cell carriers. Basically, the test determines what types of hemoglobin are in your blood, and how much of each hemoglobin you have. Different combinations mean different things.

You know me....I've googled every abnormal lab result on the form. What's not clear to me is whether what's going on is leftover malnutrition stuff or some sort of genetic issue (our doctor mentioned she suspected a genetic issue with his blood).

Please keep little man in your prayers. He seems fine but I guess all is not well inside. =-(

P.S. For those that may not remember, Bright has dealt with anemia off and on since we found out about him. His levels were critically low in March, which is what instigated my first trip to meet him (and make sure he wasn't going to die on us)! That's why it's a bummer that "it's back."


Bingaling 1:01 PM  

I'm sorry to hear that Bright's labs are still looking funky. Bummer. I hope your doc is able to figure out what's going on soon so he can be on the road to normality soon!