Splenectomy

Ana has been seeing a new doctor for her ITP these past couple of months.  His recommendation has been to get her spleen removed since it appears to be the source of her platelet issue.  In preparation of the surgery, which was to be in a couple weeks from now, she has been weaning off … Continue reading Splenectomy

Prednisone

Ana had her 2-week visit with the new hematologist, and her platelets levels were the same as they were 2 weeks ago so that apparently finally "proves" that prednisone isn't helping.  Glad it took 5 months for that to be clear. Anyway, she's going to start the weaning process - dropping her dosage 10mg/week while … Continue reading Prednisone

ITP Update

We had the second meeting with Ana's new hematologist today.  Some good things and some less-desirable things came out of it. Good things: Liver and Spleen scan came back negative for any abnormailities 4 or 5 other tests came back negative Test for blood platelet antibodies came back positive This doctor knows that a 9:40am … Continue reading ITP Update