Monday, October 13, 2008

The Dow is up, the ANC is down

Mandy looked like she had been hit by a truck this weekend. She was exhausted and very pale. I really thought her hemoglobin was low. I ran her in this morning for a finger stick, just to make sure all was okay. Everything else was fine, platelets, hemoglobin, etc, but her ANC was down from 950 on Wednesday to 530 today. So much to her chagrin, she is home from school until her counts rebound and she has a decent immunity again. She is, shall we say, slightly more than slightly displeased at this turn of events.

Her usual chemo appointment for Wednesday has been postponed. The chances of her counts rebounding enough to make counts for chemo by Wednesday are minuscule. So, the plan is to go back in on Friday and see if her counts are better and hopefully she will have rallied and be able to return to her regularly scheduled chemo. In the meantime, we will try to keep her entertained at home.

Love to all~

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