Out of 3 daughters Mimi is our middle child, older sister Iza by 3 minutes and a younger sister Magi by 3 years. Mimi was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on August 12, 2009. After 2 years, 2 months and 26 days on November 6th, 2011 she took her last chemo pill and is considered OFF Treatment! This is our story of our journey through childhood cancer.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Chemo delayed for a week.

Today was clinic day, Mimi was suppose to get chemo (Vincristine and Methotrexate) today but her neutophils were low (borderline) so she has to come back next Friday. So we are a week behind schedule... She is feeling pretty good right now they are all still running around like crazy monkeys after a day with friends. I am predicting an early bedtime today here, as well as their little friends houses. Thanks for coming over girls!

Counts from Last Thursday 10/08/09
WBC - 3.3
Hgb - 9.2
Hct - 27.8
Platelet - 262
Neutrophil -2300

Counts from Today 10/16/09
WBC - 1.9
Hgb - 9.5
Hct - 27
Platelet - 159
Neutrophil -670 (I think they need them to be at least 750 for chemo)
Neutrophil — The most common type of white blood cell. Neutrophils help the body fight infection. Since the most common type of white blood cell is the neutrophil, a low white blood cell count usually indicates that the neutrophil count is low. It is easier to get an infection and harder to recover from an infection when the number of neutrophils in the bloodstream is low.

  • Greater than 1, 000. Normal protection against infection.
  • 500-1, 000. Some increased risk of infection.
  • 200-500. Great risk of severe infection.
  • Lower than 200. Risk of overwhelming infection; requires hospital treatment with antibiotics.
  • The girls had a sleepover last night and woke up this morning to SNOW!

    Something that I would rather not see in OCTOBER. But it is a cute pic ;)

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