My sons platelets were at 9 on Monday!
He came down with a cough and very high fevers up to 40! I couldn't control them. So it was another hospital visit. I was also worried about a mass in his neck, but I kept getting brushed off as it was nothing. My boy wasn't eating and drinking and hasn't done a normal poop in over two weeks. I kept taking him back to the doctors not accepting that his neck is nothing to worry about but he was in pain. She took a look properly and realised his lymph nodes are in fact swollen and he has indeed got tonsillitis. He was given antibiotics. I also had a ultrasound on his neck that confirmed it was a bunch of lymph nodes.
I noticed his bruising had improved overnight!
I rang the haematologist this morning, as I wanted to start treatment. She told me we were holding off until he was better as being sick with a cold will bring his platelet DOWN! She said that I was welcome to bring him in to have him checked out. I took him in. I asked her if it was possible his platelets can increase during a cold or infection as the immune system is focusing on the cold rather than platelets. She told me no, the platelets go down. She requested a blood test! His platelets are at 128 😯. She rang me and left a voice mail telling me ''you asked me if his platelets can increase during a cold, I told you no, I was wrong''! What is going on, how do platelets increase that much from monday-friday? He started the antibiotics on Tuesday. Could it be possible he had an infection causing this the whole time? Or could I be getting too excited, once he stopped antibiotics and the cold and infection is gone that he has low platelets again? I was really starting to think I wanted him tested for lukemia but now this is a huge change. Has anyone else had similar changes taking antibiotics? Or their platelets go up after a cold or infection?