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Low platlets?

Posted by on May. 5, 2012 at 10:48 AM
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What does that mean? My sil's baby has low platlets like 55-60 and they are supposed to be over 100. He's in the nicu but what does that mean? Does anyone know?
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flowerfunleah
by Leah on May. 5, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Not sure, did you try googling it?

EmilyMarshall
by on May. 5, 2012 at 11:24 AM
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mommatothree01
by New Member on May. 5, 2012 at 11:30 AM

There's a lot of reasons that it could happen.  I had low platelets while I was pregnant.  My ds had low platelets when he had cancer.  My dh had low platelets when he had bacterial pneumonia.  It can be caused by some meds.  I hope they figure out what's going on and he does well.

mjimaging
by Melissa on May. 5, 2012 at 11:48 AM
He's only four days old. I know she had thyroid issues before that she took meds for. They are keeping him in nicu until his platlets stabilize over 100.


Quoting mommatothree01:

There's a lot of reasons that it could happen.  I had low platelets while I was pregnant.  My ds had low platelets when he had cancer.  My dh had low platelets when he had bacterial pneumonia.  It can be caused by some meds.  I hope they figure out what's going on and he does well.


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saraface5383
by Sara on May. 5, 2012 at 12:17 PM
eeekk i dont know how scary!
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mommatothree01
by New Member on May. 5, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Poor thing, hopefully it's the meds she was on and that it'll clear quickly so he can go home!  Scary stuff, I know. 

Quoting mjimaging:

He's only four days old. I know she had thyroid issues before that she took meds for. They are keeping him in nicu until his platlets stabilize over 100.


Quoting mommatothree01:

There's a lot of reasons that it could happen.  I had low platelets while I was pregnant.  My ds had low platelets when he had cancer.  My dh had low platelets when he had bacterial pneumonia.  It can be caused by some meds.  I hope they figure out what's going on and he does well.



nngmommy83
by on May. 5, 2012 at 1:02 PM
It could be caused by lots of things, poor baby =( wish him well!
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calimom1123
by Member on May. 5, 2012 at 1:21 PM
If he was a preemie its common. My nephew was a micropreemie and battled this. His body just wasnt developed enough in the early months of his life to replenish the blood. He had to have a number of blood transfusions to help him but he finally was able to keep it up on his own.
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mjimaging
by Melissa on May. 5, 2012 at 2:08 PM
He was seven days late.


Quoting calimom1123:

If he was a preemie its common. My nephew was a micropreemie and battled this. His body just wasnt developed enough in the early months of his life to replenish the blood. He had to have a number of blood transfusions to help him but he finally was able to keep it up on his own.

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DirtyHippyMama
by on May. 9, 2012 at 11:14 AM

I think a variety of things can cause it. Hope he is ok! 

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