Originally Posted by Heatherx5
I don't have any experience with teenagers and infusions but I can tell you that the first check she was pretty close to probably needing a blood transfusion. If I were you or her mom or the person that has control over her I would go right to another Dr or preferably a hematologist. Time to do something about it with or without this Dr's approval.
Anemia is also just a symptom of something larger that needs fixed, don't wait for her to get worse.
A 14.8 ferritin level is not very good either but if your feeling good and your Dr. is pleased then I suppose that is all that matters. Are you still taking iron?
We are waiting for the hematologist to call back with an appointment time. It's been an uphill battle to get her mom to see that she needed to go see a specialist. My hematologist did say that pediatric doctors are afraid of infusions but I hope this doctor will listen and at least try a couple and figure out what is causing her to be anemic.
My ferritin is actually 235, hemoglobin is 14.8. No more iron for now. I had a hysterectomy in December which is why the doctors think I was anemic. I'll be tested in six months.
Thanks for your help!!