Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Platelets, stat!

The tidbit for the day...the term 'stat' is short for the latin word'Statim', meaning immediately.   Duder is very low on platelets this week so Matthew is headed into CMH for a little platelet recharge today.  A normal person's platelet level is somewhere in the neighborhood of 150 - 450 x 109/L.  Matthew's is around 11.  You could tell this morning he seemed a little off when we went in to get him and he did not have one leg draped over the side of his crib and halfway through his escape plan. 

1 comment:

Garbis Grapevine said...

ugh!!!!! I hope the platelet thing went well!