Re: We need questions answered.
The normal levels for hemoglobin are actually between 12 and 14 although considering your son's age he's probably pretty normal being at 16 (not 160). However, 6.3 (not 63) is what he dropped to can be fairly precarious. However, I was recently discovered to have a poorly functioning spleen which was discovered when my hemoglobin (hgb) went to 6.6. I was transfused with two units of blood and given an infusion of 1200 cc of iron (over three-four hours - for the iron). So, given that he did have a major bleed, and it seems they caught it, I would be less concerned about the hgb dropping and more concerned about how the three hour surgery developed into a 6 hour surgery and why. Obviously something went wrong. And, while I know you are in the middle of bigger things, you'll need to find out about the long term affects of the surgery in terms of urination, continency, and impotence. Good luck and keep us posted. chris