Apr 08, 2005 - 12:30 am
Hi all : )
Had 3rd chemo today. Felt a little more yucky, but not bad. I got a printout of my blood test result. My white blood cells have gone from 7.1 to 5.4 to 4.6. Neutrophil have gone from 4.0 to 2.6 to 1.8. I was given the results, by a nurse after I had already talked to the Doc for the day. Doc didn't say anything about results, only that I was good to go for chemo that day.
I asked nurse about what the levels mean. She said that if neutrophils go below 1.0, then they would need to give me something to bring it up. I'm trying to find out if this < 1.0 threshold is correct. And if so, wondering why I wasn't warned by the DOc that I was getting low. Why he didn't suggest my getting something to boost the count in the coming next week, so that I can for sure get my 4th round of chemo in two weeks. Rather than getting there next time, and being told I'm too low. Doesn't the booster take a while to raise you WBC Counts. DO they ever give you the shot and give you chemo anyways the same day? I'd like to avoid having to re-schedule the next chemo in two weeks.
I'm probably going to call the the Doc's "official" nurse tomorrow and ask about this. But any other info would be great as usual!! Really appreciate all the help and encouragment from all of you. : )