Upon admission to Alpine Animal Clinic, Dr. Wampler gave a combination of several powerful immune-suppression medications to try to stop the immune destruction of the RBCs and Platelets. The destruction of Jazmine’s RBCs and Platelets was very severe, but it is fortunate she responded well to the powerful combination of medications given to her by Dr. Wampler and also that she responded well to the Blood Transfusion. Throughout the first night Dr. Wampler gave Jazmine her transfusion and completed it very early the next morning. Jazmine’s family was relieved and happy to get that early morning phone call with an update that she was improving and had survived the night!
Over the next few days, Jazmine’s condition stabilized and improved with careful, diligent monitoring and aggressive treatment. Eventually she was discharged from the hospital. Over the past 2 1/2 years her medications have fluctuated somewhat depending upon how well Jazmine is responding, but her immune disease has been very well controlled and she continues to lead a very happy, active and normal life today. Our goal has always been to get our patient to the lowest doses of medication possible to minimize side effects and cost, while still maintaining excellent control of disease.