Platelet count is up to 69,000. Still not ideal. The oncologists were concerned about postponing another treatment so, it was decided to reduce the dose by 10%, hoping that will allow her platelets to continue rebuilding.
Guessing. Hoping. So much for exact science.
She has a follow-up visit with her doctor in 10 days, unless we notice unusual bruising or bleeding or her temperature spikes. Then we head for the ER.
Anyway, I'm relieved for now.
We're keeping alert for Winter's next (may it be the last) hurrah. Predictions are freezing rain starting tonight and then mucho snowflakes and wind tomorrow. The excitement never ends.
My sister was scheduled for chemo last week. No go. Her platelet count was 61. This week was 67 but still not good enough. They want at least 75. Re-scheduled for next week.
They said there is nothing she can do to bump up her platelet count but, I'll be doing some research.
Her cancer is not gone and without treatment it will grow.
This is making me nervous.
p.s. I'm confused. Blood platelet numbers I found on the net are nothing like what are listed above. What I found range anywhere from 140,000 - 400,000 for normal to under 20,000 seriously low. 61? 67? 75? WTF? Her oncologist is out of town this week. Great.