Feb 17, 2010 - 6:32 pm
I'm on FCR for CLL. I was given a schedule of 6 doses over 6 months (3 days for each dose seperated by 27 days). My heoglobin dropped to 4.7 dring the first week after the first dose. I was transfused 3 units of blood after which the hemogloin rose to 10 but the neutrophils stayed @ 2.1 and I had to remain hospitalized for 6 days to avoid nutropenic fever. Due to this, after the second dose I took neupogen to sustain neutrophils and the labs from first week showed adequate hemoglobin. However, through the second week it dropped to 5.7 though the absolute neutrophil count didn't get hit much. 2 weeks ago I had another 3 units transfused bringing the count to 9 but today's labs show it down at 6.7 again (.7 being the constant in all readings;)).