Today we met with the hematologist Ana has been seeing since her hospital visit. She had a blood test run and it came back at 27,000. “Not good, but OK” according to the doctor. We continued talking with him and asked explicitly about what would happen if she needs to give birth and her platelets aren’t at the levels the other doctors say they want them to be (50,000 for delivery, 100,000 for epidural). Much to our relief, he explained that once a bag of platelets gets infused, she’ll have levels of 250,000 in her. Her body would attack them as they have been, but it would be plenty high for delivery. And he would just keep giving her the platelets as long as she needed them to get her through the delivery.
Whew. I wish we would have asked that question 3 weeks ago.