The nurse is preparing a 7-year-old boy with leukemia for discharge. Which of the following discharge instructions should be included?
•Bruising is a sign of thrombocytopenia, a low platelet count due to under-production. This may be a sign of disease relapse.
•Protamine sulfate binds to heparin, destroying its anticoagulant ability. Vitamin K is used in the synthesis of clotting factors. Protamine sulfate and vitamin K have no effect on platelet production or thrombocytopenia.
•Weight gain would be a positive outcome, as