Low Hemoglobin

After 4 weeks of good news, we are now faced with a new battle to fight. Lucas’s newest hemoglobin results came back as 9.2 which is below the norm for a two & a half month old baby. When we had a blood transfusion in June, Lucas was at 7.8. After the transfusion we were at 12.4. Over the last 6 weeks, he has lost more than 3 full points. This is extremely heartbreaking to Bryan and me. Now, Lucas is taking poly-vi-sol with iron on a daily basis with hopes of rebuilding his hemoglobin number. After 3 – 4 weeks, we will retake the test. Praying we see a vast improvement.

I should mention Lucas has a good retic count at 3.3%. So his body is trying to make red blood cells. Way to be a fighter, Lucas!

The low hemoglobin could be due to Lucas being born so early that his body didn’t have enough time to make a sufficient supply of red blood cells in the womb. Also, babies can have a big dip in hemoglobin between birth and 4 months. Or, we could be fighting an unknown medical issue which is causing him to become anemic (ex. internal bleeding). Please keep Lucas in your prayers that God heal him over the next few weeks. Thank you!

Lucas still looks adorable!


2 thoughts on “Low Hemoglobin

  1. Lucas –

    How many times have I told you that if you want to keep pumping iron you need to take your iron. If you don’t take things up a notch Uncle Dustin is going to have to take you out for a nice steak dinner at Bistro 24. Love your latest pics, I know your mommy loves you, she is a cool chick.

    – Jenny

    • Can’t wait for the day when he eats solid foods & talks. So soon, yet so far. For now, he gets to be the world’s cutest baby boy!

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