Join Date: Aug 2006
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Thank you all so much.
I have a blood disorder which was in remission but has come back with a vengeance. This is something which can literally kill me quite rapidly and painlessly. I'm at a critical point right now, didn't even realize that I was this bad. The only reason that I'm not in the hospital getting multiple transfusions is that I insisted on keeping my baby with me and they had no provision for that (lame). Too bad. If I'm conscious, he is with me. Period.
Anyway, the only real treatment option is to give me very high doses of Prednisone and watch my blood carefully as they take the dose down (right now I'm at 60 mg/day) to get me off of it as quickly as possible.
I'm worried about the effects it may have on the baby, but I'm glad to hear that there seems to be no negative effect on my supply. I can't see weaning him over this at all. I mean, formula is made from milk of cows who are given all kinds of steroids, abx, and on and on and on, right?
I have 5 kids, the oldest 20 years old, and have never had a bottle, pump or paci in my house (not being judgemental to those who make those choices), it would be so hard for me to have to go that route at all. I absolutely would if needed of course, but it would have to really be necessary.