Monday, May 9, 2011

Blood transfusion

Leah received a blood transfusion last night (about 50 ml.) and is doing much better. She had been looking very pale, and her levels were really low, which is why they decided to do the transfusion sooner rather than later.
I went this morning to the UCLA blood center and donated for her just in case she needs more as well.

They are in the process of scheduling the CT scan for later today. They will have to take her off the feeding tube an hour before they do the scan since she will be completely sedated.

The ophthalmologist just came by to check her eyes, he is taking some videos of the eye movements and will be showing them to his colleagues across the street who specialize in pediatric neuro-ophthalmology. He said he would come back later to get some images of her retina as well. His initial reaction is good, since when he shone the light on her eye, she squinted and reacted, even though she is sedated.

More info to come...


  1. Hi Frani and Sal, I am your Mom's friend Patti from South Carolina. I just wanted you to know that I am thinking of all three of you and praying for all of you. Wish I could do more...

  2. Fran tu tambien te estas haciendo analisis? Se me ocurre que algo en tu leche puede ser..? no quiero sonar negativa pero creo que es mejor estar abierto a todas las posibilidades que se nos ocurran! Aunque como ella acepta tu sangre lo dudo.. solo se me ocurriĆ³. Espero que pronto sepan que tiene, estoy rezando por Leah todas las noches. Un abrazo para ti y Zev :)