This time they are about double what they were before [ http://blog.scottsontherocks.com/blog/2013/07/07/updates-070713/ ]
Today, I saw the hematologist and my hemacrit was 43! That is soooo much better than 20.4! He rattled off lots of other numbers too, for kidney, iron, platelets, etc, etc. Basically, every single number was smack dab in the middle of where it should be! Sooo much better!
Doc was kinda funny; he looked at the chart and said “this says I last saw you in May???” [ http://blog.scottsontherocks.com/blog/2013/05/22/officially-a-coumadin-failure/ ] You could see his confusion dissipate, when I told him he saw me in July at “the other hospital.” [ http://blog.scottsontherocks.com/blog/2013/07/03/let-the-pranking-begin/ ] THAT jogged his memory because it was another special request trip and NO WHERE near where he lives.
You’d think being on an anticoagulant would mean if you prick me, I’d gush like a geyser… BUT NOOOO! It just means I never STOP bleeding. It took a couple of attempts to successfully stick me and then it took about 10 min to get 3 drops!!! I’m not sure it even qualifies as a full vial?!?!
I go back in a few months to re-test for the Lupus Anticoagulant Antibody (IT’S NOT LUPUS! that’s what means “thick blood” and it’s partly why I am a Coumadin failure [ http://blog.scottsontherocks.com/blog/2013/05/22/officially-a-coumadin-failure/ ] and I also have tiny veins and other “stuff”… I think he said low PK?
We verified again today that Lupus Anticoagulant is NOT hereditary so they cannot test the kids for it. He did say that it can spontaneously go away, especially if they cannot determine why it happened in the first place, but there is nothing I can do to facilitate that happening.
More Hematology stuff: http://blog.scottsontherocks.com/blog/2013/05/28/mri-update-052813/