My daughter was diagnosed with ITP at 14 months old after a vaccination. She had low platelets for approximately 2-3 years before she gradually regained normal platelet levels and as a result her ITP was deemed chronic. She is now 8 years old . Over the last few months she has had a gradual reduction in her platelets, dropping to 7 at the lowest so far. She has had a run of infections and illnesses. However, she now has a new haematologist who is adamant that her low platelets cannot be due to ITP as he says that she would not have had a gradual reduction, they would have dropped suddenly. Consequently he believes she has leukaemia. She is having a bone marrow aspiration and biopsy on Monday. Has anybody else's child experienced a gradual drop in platelets?