Saturday, October 16, 2010
This is how Gemma feels before she needs a blood transfusion. She usually receives her transfusion every 3 weeks but her Doctor's want to see if her body can start to handle every 4 weeks . With every transfusion comes a build up of excess iron that is stored by the body in the liver . She has been taking chelation medicine for 8 months to remove the iron but so far it is not working too well. Normal ferritin levels are 10-300, hers are over 3,000. Hopefully her numbers will all be good when she goes in on Wed. for her next transfusion.
Posted by Our Family at 10/16/2010 09:24:00 PM