2 years ago we were lucky to welcome our little girl into the world (which I must admit was great seeing that we already had 2 boys). Unfortunately at 3 days old she was rushed to the Royal Childrens Hospital to undergo an emergency platelet transfusion. We were told that you have to have a minimum of 150 platelets in your system and she had less than 3. At this point we were told that she was also having scans to see if there was any internal bleeding and that we should be aware that in her condition it was highly likely….when the test results came back the dr couldn’t believe it…..she had none :)

For the week she was in the Neonatal unit until they were satified that all was going well and we could go home. It turned out that at birth my body sent over anti bodies which attacked her system. This was because my platelet DNA was AA and she was born AB. For 3 months she underwent regular blood tests to check her platelet levels and they all came back positive. Now 2 years on we have an extremely happy, cheaky, beautiful 2 yr old with her whole life ahead of her with no delays or issues. She is one lucky little lady :)

Posted by bubalubs, 20th June 2013

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  • thank you for sharing your families happy story


  • Thanks for sharing your touching story; glad your daughter is well and thriving! :)


  • A happy ending to a difficult journey.


  • what a beautiful ending to a challenging time in your lives


  • Such a lucky mummy! and little girl too


  • That must have been a terrible experience, so glad it all worked out well for you all.


  • That is an amazing story… Your little Princess is extra special to have survived such a tough beginning. Thanks for sharing


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