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misdiagnosed with aplastic anemia

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  • Posted By: notalone
  • May 13, 2010
  • 06:06 AM

i rushed my 4 year old daughter to er because of a high fever. after hours of fighting the blood techs, the doctor came in and said she had aplastic amemia. she was rushed to loma linda where she became much worse. i was told that her hemoglobin was almost non existent, her red cells very low and her white cell very high. after 4 days, i was told that she needed an emergency blood transfusion and that she would immediately improve because of it. She did. I later got a letter in the mail from Children with Disabling Diseases saying that she was denied because loma linda said she was undiagnosed. I have taken her to many doctors since then and none can say what happenened or caused it. one said that she out grew or was 'cured' of aplastic anemia. To my understanding, there is no cure for aplastic. But I do know that something serious had to be the cause of her need for emergency blood transfusion. I am very worried that it could happen again

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