Worried Mom

My kids might be confined anytime today (depending on the result of another blood test at the FEU hospital) due to the possibility that they may have dengue fever.

Last night, I called up their pedia and read to her the initial result of their complete blood count and actual platelet count (cbc and apc). Their first blood test was taken after their initial check up at the East Avenue Medical Center yesterday afternoon. The range of their cbc and apc were still within the borderline but enough basis for the pediatrician to declare it’s dengue fever. However, she said the next 12 hours is crucial for the kids if their platelet will improve. Only oresol intake and colorless beverages will keep them from suffering dehydration. Dehydration is usually caused by high grade fever and vomiting. If their condition improves this morning there is no need for confinement.

While I was about to post this, I received a call from hubby that their cbc and apc went down from 158 last night to just 137 for Khalil and 106 for Naomi. Am now waiting for the doctor’s instruction where my kids will be taken. There are two options, FEU and Fairview Gen. I will keep you posted. In the meantime, I’m requesting you all, to please pray from my children…thank you…

2 thoughts on “Worried Mom

  1. Mama Mia

    I understand and I actually can relate. Had my daughter confined for possible dengue last year too. That was dengue time talaga. Medical City rooms were “fully-booked”. After 2 days in the hospital, dengue was ruled and my daughter pala only had Roseola.

    I did not know that dengue is on the rise again this time. I pray that your kids don’t have it. But just the same, maybe it’s best din that they stay in the hospital so they won’t get dehydrated and they will be better monitored. I’ll pray for you and your kids, don’t worry! Godspeed!

  2. Eric Graham Reviewed

    The platelet count result is indeed very alarming because the figures are far different from each other. From a normal count, it just drops. I hope by now they really are doing well. Well send prayers to fully recover your children. Sorry what happened.


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