A One Week Delay

Steve McKinionUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Oddly, we were excited about beginning the last month of Delayed Intensification, which is also the last month of frontline (weekly) leukemia treatment for Harrison. But, alas, it was not to happen.

To continue with the cytoxan, vincristine, methotrexate, and cytarabine today Harrison’s absolute neutrophil count (ANC) needed to be at least 750. His was 338. One week ago his ANC was 3900. The week before it was 5700. At least we know the chemo is doing what it is supposed to be doing (which is, killing off white blood cells). We only hope and pray that the white blood cells it is killing include the bad ones with the good.

Thank you for all the well-wishes and prayers in anticipation of today’s LONG day of treatment. We’ll check counts again next week and try again. As much as we hate what is about the happen, we know the sooner we start, the sooner we get to long term maintenance (LTM).

Blessings to you all.

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