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Miniature Schnauzer > Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia

Skout

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Barked: Fri Jan 6, '12 9:38am PST 
waveHey, Tilly. Let your mom know that I am feeling much better. I was in the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital at MSU the entire week that I was there. When I arrived at MSU, my hematocrit level was at 5%, which my mom learned was not compatible to life at my first blood checkup a week later. She knew that I was standing on death's doorstep, but she was unaware that I had 3 paws on one side of the door. I have bloodwork done every other week now...at first, it was once a week. My hematocrit level is now at 36%, and that was last Tuesday. My 2 vets are beginning to taper off my prednisone, because that is one of the medications that can cause longterm problems to my little body. This is making my mom a nervous wreck, and she is praying that I don't relapse. I am still taking aspirin and azathioprine (an immunosuppresant...also given to cancer patients), along with my prednisone. They aren't touching either of those yet. One thing at a time, they say!!!! I have finished my other 5 medications that I was on at first, and I have done well since finishing those. IDK about you, but I don't like mom shoving pills down my throat, but I take them like a champ, because they are making me feel so much better. And, I can see that that makes my mom super-happy, which makes me super-happy. Tell your mom to keep her head up and pray...there's hope. What was your hematocrit level when you were taken to the hospital, and how are you doing now? What are they doing for you? I will keep you and your mom in my prayers, and my mom says she will, too. Please keep us updated on your progress, and I will do the same.

Bark soon,
Skout
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Miniature Schnauzer > Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia
Skout

God is AWESOME- =P
 
 
Barked: Fri Dec 2, '11 9:26am PST 
I was diagnosed with IMHA on November 23, 2011. My mom is very unfamiliar with this disease, and she had never heard of it until I got very, very sick. I am still in the hospital at Mississippi State University trying to get well enough to come home. I have had two blood transfusions, and I am taking several immunosuppresants and antibiotics. She has been trying to do some research on the Internet, but I thought that maybe somebody on here had some personal experiences with it and could share something with my mom. She is very worried about me.
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