Diagnosis of IMHA

Update 1/23

January 23rd 2013 1:18 pm
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Chance's blood levels went up to 35 1/2 (which is dramatic since last visit) so they are contributing this to the change in medication. Heck, for the cost it should do something! The goal level is 37, so this is good. It shows his body is doing what it needs to to build up his red blood cells again.

Now the tricky part - we are dropping the dosage of prednisone (almost in half) in hopes to decrease the side effects and gain some muscle back. We'll see how he does for a week, making sure he doesn't get symptoms of the anemia coming back. Then if he doesn't show any signs, we'll do more bloodwork in a couple weeks to try and drop the medication again.

 
 

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