Wednesday, March 25, 2009

One Of Those Days...

Something told me this morning when I woke up way too early and still managed to almost be late for work it was going to be one of those days.

We frequently deal with Sam's vomiting issues, several times a day, several times a night. We have been working to control his stomach acid in hopes to reduce these and we have seen some improvement lately. Then today Sam's vomit took on an odd shade of reddish brown.

After rushing home from work to take Sam into the doctor, having his vomit test positive for blood, rushing to the hospital to have labs done, we don't really have any clear cut answers. So far his labs look good. His Iron Dextran infusions seem to be helping his anemia as his Hemoglobin, Hematocrit and Platelets are closer to normal than we have seen in a long time. This is also good news because it indicates that he has not been loosing a lot of blood into his digestive system.

It could just me a minor irritation in his digestive system that was bleeding, it could be other things. Once all of the labs are back we will discuss whether to continue to monitor for changes, schedule a visit to Milwaukee for more testing, or make an unplanned trip to Boston.

Tonight everything seems fine again and we are hoping that this is just a little blip that will remain unexplained. If we find out differently we will be sure to update as soon as we can.

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