My grandson was diagnosed with ITP in Dec of 2015 he was 2 months shy of his 3rd birthday. He is an identical twin. My grandson woke up in a pool of blood from his nose and we took him to the ER. He was losing so much blood the Medi Vac' him to the children's hospital that was less than 20 miles away. He had 3 transfusions. He was in Ped's ICU for 2 days without a diagnosis. I had come home to get some rest and walked into a house where there was blood everywhere, it looked like a mass murder scene, but it wasn't from my grandson, that blood had been mostly in his room and my husband had cleaned up while I was at the hospital. All 3 of my dogs were covered in blood and it was obvious it was from one of them. There was a 'glob' of blood about a foot in diameter in our bedroom. After cleaning them all off and realizing there were no visible wounds and after stopping to take a breath I remembered that 6 or 7 years ago one of my dogs had to be taken to the animal ER because she was bleeding from the mouth with no visible wounds. The vet kept her of a couple of days trying to stop the bleeding but she was sent home without a diagnosis. When I realized this I called the doctor who was caring for my grandson and told him this. He contacted a vet and between them they diagnosed them both with ITP. My dog has separation anxiety, I am usually always home, being at the hospital for those couple of days triggered another incident. 48 hours later when Silas' count was up to 20,000 they sent him home. My daughter followed up with a pediatrician who assessed it was a one time incident and we shouldn't worry about another one. I am not comfortable with this but my daughter is and feels I am worrying for nothing, long story short his counts are being checked and he isn't being seen or treated at all. I have two questions, has anyone else ever had a dog and child diagnosed and is it common for this to be a one time incident like we were told.
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