Briley had a cbc this morning and it showed that all of counts continued to drop. Her hemoglobin - 8.1 Platelets - 77,000 ANC-360. She will get transfusions if her hemoglobin drops below 8.0 & if her platelets drop below 70,000. She is very close to getting both blood & platelet transfusions.
Her ANC (infection fighter) is very low. If it's under 500 then she is considered neutropenic. With her being neutropenic, she can not have visitors until her ANC goes back over 500 at the minimal. She usually stays around 1200 with the chemo that she is on & normal would be anywhere between 2,000-3,000.
These low counts are a bad reminder of when she was first diagnosed with leukemia. So we can't help but think about the possibility of relapse. However, her white cell count is very low, which is a good indicator that the leukemia has not relapsed. We are ready to see the oncologist today and ask questions!
I think a lot of it has to do with her situation. Her bone marrow is already suppressed from the chemo. Plus she fracture both femurs that contain a lot of bone marrow. Put all of that together and it will take her longer than a normal kid to bounce back. This is just my thought, we'll see what the oncologist says later.
She had a fairly good night last night. Respiratory woke her up at 4:00 this morning for a breathing treatment and that didn't go over well. She is doing great this morning. Not much complaining about pain thus far. We are going to try to put her in the wheel chair in a little bit. She needs to eat! We will work on that today.
Alicia is having a extra tough time today since it's Mother's Day. Please keep her in your prayers.
Alicia is going to try and go home this afternoon, but right now Briley wants her to stay here. So I don't know if she'll get to go. Dad is driving down today to visit. Mom & Bryson will go back today with dad.
I don't know what we are going to do with Bryson this coming week. Mom has got to go back to work. We love having him here, but he is such a ball of energy.