I am a high school teacher, and one of my students, a cheerleader, had mysterious bruising. She was preparing to cheer for a football game, when the cheerleader squad leader noted that she had a lot of bruises on her leg. My student told the leader "I don't know why, I seem to bruise real easy" and she proceeded to show them... she poked her leg for a moment and said "that'll be a bruisein a minute" and sure enough it was. The squad leader had the presence of mind to realize that this was serious, and the fairly physical demands of cheering, including falling into the arms of waiting cheerleaders and other things was possibly dangerous. The leader encouraged my student to call her mom, and then she waited in my classroom until her mom got there. Her mom took her to the E.R. and she was admitted. Two days later they transferred her to another hospital more able to deal with her issues. She did not have leukemia, but she had a form of anemia that was VERY dangerous... compounded with clotting issues. the doctors told her that if she'd gone ahead with her cheerleading routine ... or even the practice... she would likely have bled to death. As it is she had to have massive transfusions before they got a handle on her issues. I was so distraught because she was such an awesome young person... I was afraid I was going to lose her!
Good luck. Don't wait on the investigation though... this could be serious
~Lady Lithia~ 200 lbs lost!
March 9, 2011 - Coccygectomy!
I chased my dreams, and my dreams, they caught me!