Loretta GALVAN’s Story
I have a 15 years old daughter. Since
she was 10 she has started to fight against an
autoimmune thrombocytopenia. We do not need to
tell what we have been doing because all the persons
involved with this kind of illness actually have been
doing the same, following ‘medical protocols’ currently
used in the Italian hospitals (of course we visited lots
of hospitals every time with the same result).
hospitalisations, almost daily drawings – all following
The worst was that the healing seemed to
be worst than the illness itself. My baby was such bloat
because of cortisone, we can’t stand to see her, she was
distracted, with big
stretch mark on her hips and thighs. She did not
care about nothing, she only wanted to be alone, her
friends left her out, we were actually worried and did
not know what to do. The
and the big bruises did not help us:
they were violet and worryingly.
I told to doctors about my fear for those
palliative and sometimes dangerous trials
and about her 4,000 platelets count, but they
only said she could risk an
internal haemorrhage, or die (a professor of an
important hospital in Rome), halting my doubts and
starting again with
cortisone, going ahead
One day surfing on internet I saw news
about Dr. Di Bella and the use of melatonin and vitamins
treating leukaemia, particularly how useful was in case
It was the first time I heard about it,
and I found the name of Dr. Mauro Todisco, Grottammare.
He knows well this kind of trial, in a few days he
visited my daughter.
Since 15th Nov. 2003 our
situation has completely changed! We started the new
therapy with Dr. Todisco, and for 3 years we haven’t
been using cortisone.
At the begin platelets increased, but the
count decreased quite suddenly, settling on 5,000/3,000
down to 1,000…. Sometimes they grow up again to 20,000,
but the important thing was: no symptoms, no petechiae,
no bruises, she did not bruise if accidentally, like
Maybe melatonin could do what the low
platelet count could not.
Now we do less blood tests, and come back
to normal life!
My daughter fits in her size, and we go
to hospital only for general check-up.
Three years have passed since March 2006,
and platelets have settled from 225,000 to 100,000
(today, 4th Oct.), even if we stopped to care
about platelets count because she was well.
We hope in a happy end…
Sometimes we asked about what happened if
my daughter had been taken cortisone. How about her life
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