... platelets have been stablized at about 60 or higher for about 6 months now. He is an active child- he loves soccer and football. Has anyone with ITP been able to play these sorts of things at these levels without giving their parents a heart attack? How do parents and children cope with this, or should we change our sports all together?
Some parents encourage other sports; others work with a hematologist to find medications that raise the platelet count so the child can safely participate. The Platelet Disorder Support Association has much information on coping with ITP and contact with may parents of children with ITP. See pdsa.org. You might also be interested in the information on the itpkids.org web site.
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