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Savemyson 03-18-2012 07:31 PM

Sickle Cell- What the doctors didnt tell us
 
My child is dignosed with Sickle Cell

I am quite beside myself with what does all this mean.

what do you feed your baby??
We've tried brown rice, oatmeal, all types of veggies.

dupzy 05-31-2012 10:36 AM

Re: Sickle Cell- What the doctors didnt tell us
 
hey .. I am just exactly like your baby diagnosed with sickle cell anaemia at the age of 3 now im turning 22 in December , first of all how old is your baby? as a sickle cell anaemia baby everything you give your baby has to be high in proteins such as fish, yogurt, milk, beans and lots of veggies, make sure he/she drinks a lot of h2o . however what ever you give your baby depend on age..

any more questions dont hesitate to massage me i will love to help / hear about other people like me out there. xo

stasis4 06-01-2012 07:04 PM

Re: Sickle Cell- What the doctors didnt tell us
 
If it is sickle cell anemia, then the number of red blood cells is low because sickle cells don't last very long as the bone marrow can't make new red blood cells fast enough to replace the dying ones.
Some information : some who have the disease have chronic (long-term) pain or fatigue (tiredness). there may be other complications too. some patients might however show few symptoms.
Bone marrow transplant offers the only potential cure for sickle cell anemia.
Antibiotics, hydroxea, pain relieving medcations might be used to treat it . over the counter meds must be used with caution howeevr.

your child might be helped by taking folic acid supplements daily, by drinking plenty of water, and avoiding temperature extremes among other things. Wish your child and you the very best, hon.


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