Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dad Back In The Hospital

My dad was admitted to the Phillips County hospital this afternoon with a low hemoglobin (blood) count. A normal range for a man his age should be above 13 and his is currently 8.4. He had two pints of blood on Friday night/Saturday morning and was back up to almost 10, but it is back down - and they don't know why.

His doctor said they wanted him in the hospital to do a series of tests (Dad said they drew a ton of blood!) and for a transfusion. So keep him in your prayers.

On the flip side, he had a follow-up appt. with his cardiologist and cardiac surgeon on Tuesday and his heart is doing great!

Now, if we can just figure out what is causing this low blood level. It is anemia? Is he bleeding internally? Is he having kidney issues? It is something worse? I'll be glad when they get test results tomorrow.

Prayers please!!!

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