PattiWagon..My Daddy has a disease called myelodyplastic disease (MDS), his catagory is called refractive anemea with excess blasts (RAEB). There are some really good websites about this. It is more common in men over the age of 60. When he gets bad, they usually say that he is a least 2 or 3 pints low. What is his hemaglobin running? It should be around 14, but, it can go as low as 7(this is not good!). Anyway, it can be managed with blood transfusions. I hope you all find out what is wrong with him..Blessing to you and your family!