Thursday, April 03, 2008

Update on Benjamin

Benjamin has anemia. After numerous pokes in both arms, they were able to draw blood from his head and ran additional tests to confirm that and verify that it's an iron deficient-anemia and not a genetic or chronic type. He's on iron drops twice a day for awhile to get his iron levels back to normal.

We have a follow-up appointment with his regular doctor on April 18th to see if the drops are working and what we need to do from then on. He doesn't like the drops, but he has been such a trooper through this whole thing. He slept last night from 11 PM to 5 AM - I kept waking up to check on him because he hasn't slept more than 1 hour at a time since Sunday!

I stayed home with him on Tuesday, too, since he still wasn't feeling too good. And he's not at 100% yet, but he is working his way back to that.

1 comment:

Sweet Mary Sunshine said...

Poor little fella! I'll keep you guys in my prayers. Hang in there!