Saturday, 2 April 2011

Gavin: Results

Sonny has a blood disorder called TTP. It means that the lining of his blood vessels are making the platelets clot and this in turn is shredding his red blood cells. This explains the rapid decrease in his platelets and HB despite transfusion and the effect it's having on his kidneys which is pushing his blood pressure upwards.
If it continues, Sonny will need a plasma exchange and potentially dialysis to take the pressure off his body. The glimmer of hope is that the readings that determine this new disease were marginally lower today than yesterday. We've been sent home with a watching brief and the mobile numbers of the various people involved.

1 comment:

  1. Just a bit MORE S*** then, really Gavin. So sorry.