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My sister @suegabriele wrote this. She is the bravest person I know. "My Son's Aplastic Anemia - A Mother's Account"

My sister @suegabriele wrote this. She is the bravest person I know. "My Son's Aplastic Anemia - A Mother's Account"

My son Jamie was a very sick child. He was in full-time daycare at the age of 12 months, so he caught every cold and infection imaginable. He’d be on one antibiotic and then need another due to a secondary infection. He had mono, severe flus and ear, throat and other infections. When he was 10, we thought he had heart problems because he became winded very easily. We took him to the doctor who referred us to a cardiologist. Jamie was diagnosed as anemic and put on iron pills. He seemed to recover but was never able to overexert himself. He continued to get sick constantly and was often on antibiotics. Mostly it was throat infections and fever. When he was 14, he began to have pain in his joints. He also complained about his eyesight and bad headaches. He was already very pale but when his color became yellowish, I took him to the emergency room. I knew something was terrib...

Full article: http://www.aamds.org/patient-chronicles/sue-gabriele

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