Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Last week we discovered that my 15 year old had a very low hemoglobin and the size of his red blood cells was very small as well. Our hemotologist said that since he has not had any prolonged bleeds that we are aware of we need to investigate. He has had a CT scan of his abdomen which was normal. Today we are seeing a GI doctor to dig a bit deeper. The thought is that he has some slow bleeding .... maybe in his GI....that is just not enough to give any signs but enough that over time has lowered his hemoglobin.

The "battle of the hemoglobin" is one I'm sure we have all dealt with. If you feel comfortable, please share your stories. Maybe something someone else has been through will give us ideas of what to look for in my son.

Have a fantastic day!