Friday, June 8, 2007

Blood work today

So everything went fine with Katlyn's blood work today. She did exactly what her doctor said and still went down. She is now at a neautrophil level of 560. That is down but she is still good. The chemo does play a toll on their white blood cells, so they were expecting this. He said he doesn't expect Katlyn will drop much more if she does at all. So, they will be collecting blood over the weekend each day, for sure to follow her. That way they can keep a close eye on things. So her platelets are still great and her haemoglobins are back to normal so she is no longer anemic. YEAH!!!!
Katlyn is really doing great. The doctor said that it is really hard to tell for sure exactly what is going to happen, but he thinks maybe her neutrophils will come back up to where they were before she got the chemo in about the same time it took them to go down.
The other child is having some problems with his neautrophils and the doctor thinks it may be due to either a viral infection or a certain antibiotic, so he will be avoiding that family of antibiotics.
Things are great though. Katlyn has given up on having a nap I think. But the nice thing is she's in bed a lot earlier than midnight now. I knew it was only a matter of time before that happened anyway.