Most counts are okay but her ANC (*Neutrophil) is 660, not great. Mimi did get her scheduled chemo same as last week and did okay with it. Cough is still lingering but not getting worse.
Today is also Day 1 of 7 of steroids.
In other news... Iza lost a tooth #2 RIGHT before she fell asleep tonight, she really wanted a visit from the tooth fairy tonight.
*Neutrophils fight against infection and represent a subset of the white blood count. Neutropenia by definition is an ANC below 1800 (some sources use a lower value).
- Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) of 1000-1800:
Most patients will be given chemotherapy in this range.
Risk of infection is considered low.
- Mild neutropenia - Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) of 500-1000:
Carries with it a moderate risk of infection.
- Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) of less than 500:
Severe neutropenia - high risk of infection.