Re: Severe Chronic ITP and Pregnancy complications
Hi & welcome. I know very little about ITP, but I wouldn't hazard guesses to your questions even if I knew more (sorry). That's because I'm only a patient (and have different problems), and because I totally agree with you that the stakes are high, for her, for you, for the new baby she's now carrying, and for your 2-year old.
Can you talk with your girlfriend frankly about your concerns? Then accompany her to appointments &/or procedures, where you could pose your questions to her doctors? If you can't launch a good talk, I'd probably try reasoning along the lines of "We're a couple, we're a family, we're in this together, what affects one of us affects us all." (I think this has the virtue of being totally true.)
You could also look into the "Blood and Blood Disorders" board, where posters have first-hand ITP experience. To find relevant posts, you could type "ITP" in the search box, then opt to search just that board. Once you get on a roll there, hopefully your girlfriend will also start posting herself.
I'm sorry for her issues and your concerns, and I hope something above helps a little. Let us know (here or another board) how you're all doing, when you have time. I wish all of you the best of luck. Sincerely, Vee