Update on Mason’s platelets

We saw the cardiologist yesterday. Good news is that his heart is still perfectly balanced so the doctor wants to wait on surgery and continue to let Mason grow bigger. Other news is that it is very rare for low platelets to be caused by heart defects so we still don’t know what is causing this. The doctor doesn’t want to do heart surgery until we know and have a solution. When Mason has his heart surgery and gets put on bypass he will lose a lot of platelets. So, we can’t do heart surgery with them starting off low.

We saw the hematologist today and scheduled a bone marrow test for Friday to test for Leukemia and other blood diseases. Best case scenario is that we rule these out and see that Mason is just Mason with low platelets and do some transfusions.Good news is that his platelets have gone up from 27,000 to 52,000!

Thanks everyone for all of your kind words, encouragement, thoughts, and prayers throughout all of this! It truly means so much to us. We feel so blessed to have such a great community of supporters!

Hematologist smile

Hematologist clapping

One thought on “Update on Mason’s platelets

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s