He's been on prednisilone since September, and just recently a rituxin infusion. He also had a bone marrow biopsy before starting the steroids. He's on a low dosage, only 2.5ml a day. We are trying to wean him off of them now. Problem is, his platelets usually stay between 10 and 12. The rituxin put them up to 36, but the next week they were down to 11. He hasn't taken well to any of the other treatments either. He hasn't had any nose bleeds, does have bruises, but I've seen worse on here actually. You would honestly think nothing is wrong with him until you look at his blood!
Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions or words of encouragement? It's so hard watching him go through all this at such a young age, and for nothing to be working. I do think the steroids are maintaining his platelets, but not raising them.
We live in the states and are looking in to a third opinion on this so he gets the best treatment he can get! But I'd love why advice you all have! Thank you