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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 4, 2007
  • 04:19 PM

My six year old daughter has been sick since Dec. On antibiotics for strep and sinus infections. Antibiotics did not seem to help, continued to have same symtoms even after 5 or 6 antibiotics. Doctor did not beleive that my daughter was that sick said I was worried about nothing. Last week took her to the E.R. Demanded that blood be drawn. My dauhter had a very low white blood count (1.6). Her ANC count was way below 500 her platlet count was low and one of the nurses let it slip that something was not right with her liver. The doc. thought she had a virual infection but after several doses of antibiotics were given via IV and her white blood count went up to 2.7 and her ANC count came up over 500 he said she had a bacterial infection. She was not tested or checked for anything else. Should I be concerned? Could the antibiotics bring her counts up but be covering the true poblem

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  • I would definitely have her blood worked checked again with her doctor...if you get the same comment...she isn't sick, then I would be looking for another doctor. Obviously something is working on her...whether it is a bad virus or bacterial infection. You know your child best.
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