Hello, i have a 2 weeks old baby, and just got a report that she has ss, and have been referred to a specialist and to confirm the diagnoses, right now i am constantly checking her temp and watching for anything out of the normal, I really don't know what to expect, having an child with ss, what are the problems  to look out for; or and at what age do you start seeing a crisis or symptoms

Hope you mean sickle cell.

earliest finding may be low Hb,
earliest age of crisis can be 4-6 months.
diagnosis can be confirmed by Hb electrophoresis test, if it is normal; no SS.
temperature is usually not an issue.
key in management is giving enough liquids and meet dr earliest if any further symptoms arise.

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