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Red_34
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   Posted 6/5/2008 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
My Gma has to go in on Monday to get 2 units of blood because her blood count has dropped to 7.9.  She's had it done in the past but I can't remember - anyway, how many of you who have had blood tranfusions had to end up staying the night?  Just curious.
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momhatesuc
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   Posted 6/5/2008 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I went in the evening and got started with my 2 units in a hallway in the ER. When they finally had a room for me I was moved there for the overnight and went home the next morning. I would think if she goes early in the morning she would be out the same day.
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quincy
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   Posted 6/5/2008 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sherry...I've never had one, but I hope the transfusion helps your gma feel better asap.
q
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Red_34
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   Posted 6/5/2008 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm taking her in early, around 8am or so. I think one time when she had to stay overnight but she didn't get in there until 4pm. That was a while ago so I couldn't remember. Thanks :) We are getting Gma in tip top shape for our vacation. I'm taking her back to Missouri in which she lived for 30+ years to spend some time with her best friend. This is probably going to be her last trip there so I want her to enjoy it. Everything else though is going smoothly though so that's a good sign.
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ToughKicker
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   Posted 6/5/2008 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I had 3 of em. The 1st one I was already in the hospital when I was 1st DX with UC that was in July 05, the 2nd one was in March 06, I left in the afternoon and I had to stayed the night. Last one was in May 06. Since then I've been ok. 

Pitz
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   Posted 6/5/2008 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had several transfusions.  Other than the ones I've had while in the hospital, I usually just go in to the hospital outpatient IV department in the morning and after about 4-5 hours I'm discharged and driving myself home.
Ulcerative Pancolitis (dx'd 6/2002)
Pentasa (4gm/day)
Prednisone (currently alternating daily 10mg & 2.5mg)
Aranesp injection every week for anemia
6-MP (discontinued as it lowers my white count)
Immodium-AD (occasionally)
various meds for other conditions
 


bookworm21
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   Posted 6/5/2008 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had two. The first time they had me stay overnight to make sure I didn't have any negative reactions to it. The next time it was just an outpatient thing.

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