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On a more important note, but less decided. We've decided to go through with the numerous tests needed for radiation therapy and see how well Little T responds to no chemo and weaning of steroids. At Tuesday's apt, his platelets were above normal at 176, but his fibrinogen was still below normal at 186.

He still smiles and laughs a lot, but he has a tough time, especially in the afternoons. He either sleeps for 6 hours straight or 20 minutes. If he sleeps for 20 minutes, he wants to be held a lot. He gagged and threw up this morning when C tried to feed him banana. I guess the poor guy feels pretty nauseated. Tuesday was his last chemo, we hope.

But honestly he's the sweetest person I know. He's the only baby I know who says "yeah" to every question. He has never said "no". He either answers "yeah", says nothing, or cries when he doesn't get his way. He also says "ba ba" for bottle. He signs 'more' with one hand. He also calls me "ba ba" because he can't say "mama" yet.

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poets_hand
Mar. 8th, 2006 10:54 pm (UTC)
Poor little bug. I hope he's over all this soon. He does look like a sweet baby.

What's fibronogen?
waterowl
Mar. 9th, 2006 07:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the good wishes.

Sorry I misspelled it. It's fibrinogen. Dunno why I do that since it's said as it's spelled. Oh well, fixed it now and hopefully in my other entries if anyone ever wants to search on the term.

Fibrinogen is a clotting factor in your blood. Platelets are also a clotting factor that work in the short-term and rush in to stop the immediate bleeding. Fibrinogen works over the longer term. The platelets attach to fibrinogen like fibres to close the wound. Fibrinogen is also used to seal off blood vessels. That's why I don't worry as much when it's lower than normal and the platelets are normal. BTW this is all pretty pictures for a very complex process. If you read the actual medical descriptions for clotting, your eyes may start to bleed. :)

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