My name is Shawna. my husband and I are parents of a beautiful little girl named Analee. Analee was diagnosed with ITP last year, she was only 1 at the time. It was one of the most frightening moments of my life. Shes doing fine.
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Aug of last year i found out my one year old daughter has itp it was one of the most frightening moments in my life her platelets had dropped so low that they told us if she would of gone another day she might not of made it. It was a long fight but she seems to be doing a lot better thank god, but now her 10 month old little brother is starting to show the same signs she did before we found out about her. Im trying really hard to stay positive because she is still not 100% out of the woods and now i am terrified her baby brother might have it as well. Can anyone tell me what causes this and if its hereditary. Im praying to god it is just a heat rash or something but it looks so much like his sisters did i dont want to dismiss it as nothing. Did anyone get a fever and have swelling i have given him Tylenol and motrin and his fever will not break below a 100.2 highest has been 103.4 and his feet are super swollen and he has those bumps all over him. He is going to the doctor tomorrow to be tested if his fever does not break and if this rash does not go away. Please if someone has any answers please let me know. And may god bless you and yours.
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I'm sorry to hear about your daughter. ITP does not cause fevers, but illnesses can trigger ITP. It might help to calm you down to know that ITP does not have 'bumps' as a symptom. The red dots associated with ITP are red and flat, they are not raised at all so if your son has raised bumps, it's not his platelets.
Many times, Illnesses and vaccines are the trigger for ITP in children, especially the MMR vaccine.
Swollen feet is not good. If he gets worse, I'd take him to the ER.
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