Thyroid Update and IV Fluids 4/25/18

Lynn is here this week and is helping to keep Robbie’s spirits up while he is at MD Anderson during the day.

We learned at his appointment that his thyroid blood counts were 5 times what they should be. The doctor said that normally they put people in the hospital when their blood counts are this off.

Robbie will start medicine tomorrow to help and they will check his blood work again in a few days. The Endocrine Doctor said his thyroid is probably permanently damaged from just the first round of treatment. He said he doesn’t normally see this damage so early in treatment. He will have Robbie’s thyroid scanned on Monday to make sure they treat him correctly. The side effects of his thyroid not functioning correctly can be heart issues and a list of other problems.

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