Jul 22, 2012 - 2:29 pm
My little nephew has been anemic almost since birth. His doctor has put him on iron, which raises it to barely normal, and taken him off cow's milk. His mother is very careful with his diet. They own a farm and grow organic veggies and beef, etc. As soon as the iron supplements stop, his iron drops to a dangerous level.
NOW the doctor wants to send him to a pediatric hematologist and his parents are so distraught.
The mother has a very serious pancreatic condition where her pancreas keeps forming scar tissue. She was just released from the hospital after over 2 months and is now getting sick again. Treatment for her condition is so extreme that they're holding off as long as possible.
They have 2 other healthy children.
Any thoughts or guidance? Things they should ask? They live in Oregon in a small town.