Re: Anemia due to severe trauma
He has been under the care of his PCP and is taking Rx iron/b12/folic acid with no changes in the blood work. The Dr. feels that he has hemorrhagic shock-induced bone marrow (BM) dysfunction. (The functional marrow cells are regenerated slowly or not at all thus causing the anemia). Unfortunatley there are not many studies on how to treat humans with this condition two years AFTER the trauma. Most treatment is within hours of injury but the ER and Trauma Docs were simply trying to keep him alive for the first month, so his crushed pelvis, broken ankle, tib-fib and a compound fracture of the femur went 15 days before they were able to due surgery to mend any of these (among many other fractures, rips, tears, burns, closed head injuries etc. Oh yeah, he lost 1 shoe he reminds me). Sooooo....I'm fishing, for medical advice and or direction.