I've posted several times about this...
My daughter started breaking out in hives on friday and by saturday it warranted a trip to Children's. They believed it was an allergy to Bactrim (she was on it for a bladder infection) and stopped the meds. Well, she continued to break out and when she was still breaking out and much worse than before I decided to take her to her primary care doctor. He looked at pics of the hives from this morning and deemed it a severe allergic reaction but obviously cannot pinpoint what is causing it. I have not changed anything with household cleaning, bathing or her diet so It's nothing that's been introduced recently.
So he asked me some questions and then said he'd like to do blood work. He is doing a complete blood cell count and then there is some more lab work focusing on white blood cells specifically. She had a vile of blood drawn and they pricked her finger and filled a tube with blood from her finger.
I asked him what they were looking for and he just replied with "just checking it out to see where to go from here." So give it to me straight ladies...what would be your best guess on what he's thinking? I'm so confused right now. What would be the reasoning behind testing her blood? I assumed he'd send us to an allergist but he really threw me off with bloodwork.
Maybe I sound stupid...please be nice though. I'm just really concerned for my daughter and honestly not thinking straight. She's had me very worried and the blood drawing was AWFUL. My head is spinning and I just want answers. I'll get the results tomorrow and speak with the doctor but I just wanted to pick some brains on here...
Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 7:49 PM on Jul. 9, 2013
Answer by feralxat at 7:50 PM on Jul. 9, 2013
Answer by KristiS11384 at 8:04 PM on Jul. 9, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 8:08 PM on Jul. 9, 2013
Answer by wendythewriter at 8:19 PM on Jul. 9, 2013
If she has some sort of infection it will show up in the blood. Cancer shows up in the blood. A lot of things show up in the blood. That is why blood test are needed. Why are you worried about blood test. You said yourself it is not chemical or food.
Answer by louise2 at 9:22 PM on Jul. 9, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 10:01 PM on Jul. 9, 2013
Answer by josiesmommy00 at 6:45 AM on Jul. 10, 2013