Tuesday, May 29, 2007

10.4 kilos

10.4 kilos and her ANC went down again to 3492. Her hematocrit was down to 24.1% from yesterdays 26.3. Hematocrit measures the percentage of red blood cells that is flowing through your body. A normal child Jovee's age has around 35% and anytime that level goes below 25% they give her a blood transfusion. So since it was barely below 25% Jovee got a blood transfusion today. She was tired most of the day because of the lower hematocrits. When you don't have that much red blood cells, which carries oxygen, flowing through your bloodstream you're a lot more tired. All she's had for nutrition is Compleat.

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