Hello everyone. My experience with ITP began on this past Thursday though I didn't know it at the time. My son is 5 years old and was playing at school when another child scratched him on the face. We had a very difficult getting it to stop bleeding. I attributed this to the fact that it was a face wound. That same night I noticed a bruise on his back. This was odd because he did not recall falling and the bruise was on a soft tissue spot. In addition my son rarely bruises. Friday was uneventful. Saturday was my youngest daughters birthday party and while applying son screen to my son my heart skipped a beat. I have some basic medical knowledge so I recognized the marks on his chest arms and legs as petichial rash. As a turned him around I could easily count 30 bruises on his body that were awful in appearance. After a little research that night, I brought him to the pediatrician who warned me based on his appearance that we were probably looking at a hospital stay. His labs put his platelet count at 2000. He was hospitalized and started on an IVIG transfusion right away as his petichial rash seed to be spreading right before our eyes. He bruised everywhere he was touched and became so lethargic that he was almost non-responsive. The docs said ITP and say that it is most likely acute. My concern is that my son had not been sick at all for months before this. Does this affect his likelihood of dealing with this problem again? Any additional information will be appreciated. I have another child with an autoimmune disease so I am praying that this temporary but trying to prepare for the worst just in case.
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