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Good Counts for Good Weather

April 13, 2011

The sun shone as we drove the two hours to the hospital. Our appointment was late enough that we could have breakfast beforehand, and early  enough for a late lunch afterward.

Wednesday brings a whole different crowd to the Hem/Onc department as most of the patients seen then are Hematology patients, so not so many little bald headed kids around.

We arrived at 10:30… wait, that means we were early.  Holy Cow!  How did that happen? We were taken back in an okay amount of time, put  in a room and seen promptly. Weird.

Also weird, the VCR no longer comes in a quick little push, it is NOW, an IV drip.  So Isa had to have the sticky port attached rather than a quick in, out, in, out.  Port in, Blood out, VCR in, Port out.  What did you think I meant?

Lovely lovely lovely counts….. sucky sucky sucky but highly efficient spleen. Still enlarged, even though the NP said she didn’t feel an enlarged liver, so for that we’re good. They did not take a green tube… I have no idea what it is called, not a CBC, but the other one, the labby labs. So we can only guess how her Liver functions are.. (Sorry just realized I capitalized liver in the Asian Medicine way).

K, ready for these…..


WBC 5.9

RBC 3.72

Hgb 11.8

Platelet 150

Mono 19

ANC >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>   2500  Ta dah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  bye bye neutropenia, you can kiss my ANC ! ( okay, my daughter’s ANC)


the only thing that seems a little wonky is that they described some macrocytes, ovalcytes, and polychromasia…

I have no idea what that means, and I sure as hell ain’t gettin’ no google diagnosis tonight. I feel too good to think about what could be going wrong.  Not to mention that with a Mercury retrograde in action, I’ma wondering if you’ll even be able to read this post!

So back on meds, at 50% of the dose, and for the time being, a little scooting and bike riding and other things that require the feet to leave the ground.

Thanks for reading!  SOOOOOOOOOper DOOOOOOOOOper thanks for commenting, like here on the blog. Don’t send me a message because that bugs.  Yeah, I’m talking to you…



Anyone nervous yet?

7 Comments leave one →
  1. bink permalink
    April 15, 2011 7:18 am

    I’ma wondering when Merc retro will end. Then I will be able to read your email.

    This is good news. Sending light.


  2. quinn's mama permalink
    April 14, 2011 11:35 pm

    Kinda nervous….Still gonna send you messages though so ha. You can kiss my kids ANC. So when are you coming to visit? Is Isa ready for activities that require the feet leaving the ground? Like boggie boarding, trampoline jumping, bike riding, paddle boating. How long of a drive is it? It just took us 17 hours to get to the snow for Quinn’s make a wish trip. Do I hear Road trip?

  3. Ann permalink
    April 14, 2011 10:24 pm

    Soooper Doooper!!

  4. April 14, 2011 4:38 pm

    Awesome numbers. What’s the drip VCR all about?

    • April 14, 2011 11:33 pm

      in my sick cancer mom humor when i found out i said, “okay who died?” you know that VCR is fatal when injected into the spinal fluid. EVERY syringe had to be RETURNED TO THE PHARMACY before the MTX could be handed out. So, my guess is that either someone died, or the pharmacy started bitchin about how much time it takes. They said it was a national protocol. When we first started they were just injecting it like saline, then they had these fancy dancy plastic contraptions to “make it safer”… so I suppose it could be bout that as well.

  5. Ana Rodriguez permalink
    April 14, 2011 11:44 am

    Glad to hear she’s doing good!!! You guys are so close to the finish line that her body is just fed up of all those meds. I guess only a cancer mom could understand all those “technical terms”, sucks that they changed the way they administer the vincristine, I hate that sticky tape they put on their chest.

  6. Teresa permalink
    April 14, 2011 10:22 am

    Great news!

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