Diamond Blackfan Anemia
Justin Neil Medley was born July 27, 1997 at 7lbs 4oz. He was a little cutie with a dimple on his chin just like his Mom. We brought him home after just a day in the hospital as he seemed to be in perfect health. When Justin was 2 months old, we took him in for his first checkup. His pediatric doctor noticed he was pale and requested a series of test which later determined Justin was anemic with a hemoglobin level of 4.4 gm/dL. The normal level of an infant his age is 11 to 15gm/dL. After two blood transfusions and many tests, Justin was diagnosed with a rare and chronic blood disorder called Diamond Blackfan Anemia in which the bone marrow fails to produce red blood cells.
Diamond Blackfan Anemia: DBABA