"I had a belated appointment for my procrit test on Friday afternoon. It had been 30 days since my last check of which I previously reported to you. Friday my HGB was 11.7 anf my HCT was 38.3 and I was given 20,000 procrit. This is down from 40,000-60,000 every two weeks for the past 18 months. The other happening, and I am not sure of the significance yet is my insulin usage. It is…Read More →
Male, age 65
Kidney failure approximately 1998
Epogen shots 3 times a week for 3 1/2 years
Epogen shots 4 times a week for the last 6 months
Has needed transfusions over the last 8 years every so often ....having had 131 units over this period of time. Last hospitalizations for transfusion were June 6 , 2005 and again June 26, 2005. In the last couple years he has been in the hospital for transfusions more than a half dozen times.