Getting a blood transfusion in India

#16 Jul 26th, 2017, 14:38
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I mentioned on another thread having supported someone through hospital treatment. And now I remember a bit more.

Someone mentioned already the need to look deeper. Very true. With our guy it turned out to be something like boils further inside.

How serious can this get? In this case it turned a strong man into a shadow. It sounds like Salima's friend is pretty bad too.
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Originally Posted by Boston123 View Post I don't know how old saleem is, or what his health history ( incl his parents) has been. ... ... ...
I think we can safely assume Salim to be 24, at least in spirit. Somewhere, she has posted her age. She is a little older.

I've been a bit confused about the subject of the blood/piles posts too, but now understand that it is a male friend of hers.
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post I think we can safely assume Salim to be 24, at least in spirit. Somewhere, she has posted her age. She is a little older.

I've been a bit confused about the subject of the blood/piles posts too, but now understand that it is a male friend of hers.
rasheed is like a son to me-i knew him before he married sultana and now there are four children in the family. i got tears in my eyes when rasheed told me they were going to have their first child. i know his brother, bhabhi and five children, i know his mother and i knew his father who died of cancer about three years ago. i miss my own son in america, who is about eight years younger than rasheed, and have lost contact with him now. rasheed and his family makes that a little easier to bear.

yes, both these threads are actually about rasheed.

we got the first two transfusions today and will be going back tomorrow. they said another cross-check blood test has to be done first, whatever that is, at the hospital, then back to the lab for the blood, then back to the hospital for the transfusions.

as for my age, i am too old to give blood in india. rasheed and i both are O+ which i think is rare in india but most common in america.
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second transfusion of two units done yesterday and blood report will be available later today. doctor tonight at 7 pm.

i found out the cross matching is taking a sample of the patient's blood and mixing it with some small amount of the donor blood to see if the antigens or antibodies clash, which would cause the blood to clot, making it unacceptable.

no wonder people used to be very afraid of this in the old days-the process must have killed the patient plenty of times without the tests available today.
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Even worse story about the fellow who developed transfusions..
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rasheed seems to have a blood clot in his arm where the first transfusions were made. the other arm is fine. i read it could be DVT deep vein thrombosis, though that is rare in the arm compared to the leg, or superficial thrombophlebitis. the first is possibly life threatening and the second should resolve by itself in at most a month.

we are counting on this not to be serious and once we found that he should be using warm compresses instead of ice, it hurts much less and the swelling is going down. he has no other symptoms. hopefully within a few days if it continues to get better we wont need medical help on this.

his leg still hurts from the schlerotherapy on the varicose veins and we have to balance these things in order of severity.

edwardseco:
i would have looked up the guy whose situation was worse but i wasnt sure which guy you were referring to. seems there were a lot of people crediting with developing the treatment. also seems there are still some heavy risks.

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