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Old 02-25-2013, 10:24 AM   #9
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Re: Anyone with a child with an immunodeficiency disorder?

My oldest 2 have eliptocytosis (think sickle cell anemia). When they become ill it is common for them to need blood transfusions. We don't shelter them & they have both always been very active children. They are 18 & 20 yrs old now. Thanks to medical science the spleens of these children are no longer removed & they always perk right up after receiving transfusions. They both understand the need to always be current with vaccinations, take their vitamins, eat healthy, avoid sleep deprivation, exercise, and see their doc at the first sign of any illness. Having eliptocytosis truly is not a big deal - at least our family has never fussed over it or made them feel broken, damaged, or different.
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