Hi Luvmyboyz :-0
Firstly.. do you think they meant 8.8 hemoglobin, not iron level? A hemoglobin of 8.8 is indeed low, but what you are feeding him sounds as if his menu is well rounded, especially if he is eating meat and tuna... the only thing I see missing are some greens? You might want to begin to introduce some of the Popeye stuff :-)
How is your son's hydration status? Does he drink water? Other juices? How is your breast milk, does it flow easily and do you have enough?
You can check your son's gums and tongue to see if they are pale. How is his energy status, everything seem ok?
I would have some doubts first about the blood draws, since they had to stick him so many times.. you say you have to go back "today" and it is 5:00 pm where you are at this moment (8:00 pm EST)... are you meaning tomorrow?
I'm asking because your son would really benefit from the CORTICES technique! HOW much stress can a little one take .. I'm sure along with the four missed attempts that there was some "holding down" to keep him still.. this is very stressful for him and I'm sure there will be some fear for the next draw.
This technique I'm talking about can help to calm his brain and de-stress him, especially before they make any attempts to draw the blood. You can find this technique called CORTICES on my website www.amyfreundbodytalk.com Just select the tab that says Dr. John Veltheim teaches CORTICES.
Also.. you can use your "motherly love" which is GREAT energy.. and smooth over the areas where they are going to make the attempt to draw blood again which is probably over the antecubital area (bend in the inside elbow)... smooth with the palm of your hand in a downward brushing direction and hold the intention to calm the area and have the veins rise to the surface so that they are easily accessed. Believe me, this will help!
Tapping your sons CORITCES.. and yours... and then smoothing the energy over the area of the blood draw are two things you can do as a mom to facilitate ease in this situation as you are already worried about these values and the doctors wanting to investigate further. It sounds as if these traumatic draws may be contributing to what you are hoping is false readings.
Please let us know how your son does with the repeated tests ok? You also might want to consider doing your own blood test to be sure your hemoglobin levels are ok as well.
A. R.N., Energy Medicine Practitioner