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Posted by Eloise Miller
on August 29, 2000 at 15:12:48:
In Reply to: Idopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura posted by Sherri on February 13, 2000 at 20:22:38:
To Whom It May Concern:
I was 7 in 1928 when my mother found me in a mess of blood from bleeding all night.
The doctor came and told the family to watch as I could start bleeding again. At 2:00 am
again I started to bleed, two doctors came this time. They packed my nose by flashlights
as we had a dim gaslight. The hospital was 11 miles away; I was bleeding so badly they
thought I might not make it if my nose wasn't packed.
I was given two blood transfusions; it was given through a hose with one person on one
bed and I on the other. I was given no anesthetic when they cut down on me and sewed
me up. It was two weeks with nurses around the clock before they released me.
In 1948 I was 27 went to work and was sent to first aid the doctor found fifteen blue spots
on me, by the third day he sent someone 11 miles for me to escort me to a hospital room
prepared for me, as he feared I would hemorrhage at anytime. I was again given blood
transfusions 3, and the stay this time was 3 weeks. The doctor saw me 3 times in 3 months
after I was released and gave me a blood transfusion each time, whenever they gave or took
blood it was 12 hrs for my blood to clot. Each time they took blood my platelets were low
down to 30,000, when given a transfusion they would rise to 60,000 for a while, and then
sink back to 30,000. They decided to remove my spleen as to control the bleeding.
The doctors diagnosed me with having Idopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura.
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