The rash that we are seeing is thought to be broken capillaries caused by all of the edema. The resident called Dr. R to consult with him about Lucy, thank God, and he feels that she is in need of blood product tonight. Lucy’s platelet count is low. How low, we just don’t know because we are having a heck of a time getting any values from her blood because her blood is so full of lipids. Her counts as of Saturday were somewhere in the 50’s which is low. The thought is that she is much lower now because she has had so much going on.
The plan is to get a CBC, type and cross of her blood, and then transfuse her with platelets. The lab just called and said that they need more blood for her type and screen because her blood is not reading correctly in their machines…ugh!
Poor Lucy, she is really struggling. Her body has quickly become dependent on the O2 that we are giving her, the minute she comes off of it her oxygen saturations sink into the 70’s…yikes.
Please pray that she can find some peace and comfort tonight and that she has no reactions from her transfusion.