I know why you are here. You are probably a sufferer of low platelets. Or you have a loved one suffering from this condition. Well I understand completely how you are feeling. I also have loved ones who HAD suffered from this condition. Bleeding gums, little red spots under the skin (petechiae), bruises coming out of nowhere are some of the signs of low platelets also known as Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura or Immune thrombocytopenia.
I know how it feels to see a loved one end up in the hospital every month because of low platelets. My brother was the first in the family to be diagnosed with low platelets (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura). Years later, my mother was also found to have the disease also.
I remember all the medications my brother had to take. I remember him getting so fat that he looked deformed. His face would get round like a moon. We were young then, we didn’t understand all the implications of the disease. But it was certainly not easy for my mother who was trying to raise her children as a single parent. I still can recall the suffering eyes of my mother, having to run continuously to the hospital in fear that my brother would bleed to death. I am sure there are many mothers out there that are going through the same ordeal. With tears in their eyes hoping to see their child get better.
My brother had to be continuously on steroids and following drastic procedures that really never got rid of the problem. God bless those doctors that were trying to help my brother but he still kept getting sick every month of his life. He couldn’t live a normal life. Missing school all the time. Never having time to be with… Read more…