Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Clinic Visit

Kate's clinic visit was a highly anticipated one for me this week. Since she'd been so on again/off again sick and puny I was worried about her counts. They are holding strong though. Her ANC is 690 and although they'd like it to be around 1500, it is above the neutropenia marker of 500. Her hemoglobin continues to hold it's place in the 10's so we are doing good!
Kate's NP and I had a good talk about her counts She told me that both practitioners and parents tend to pay so much attention to the numbers or "counts" that we sometimes forget that the kids are getting several forms of chemotherapy and that they can feel bad, especially if they have some sort of bug on top of it all. It was a good reassuring talk that this Mom needed. :)

4 comments:

BIGSKYBLAST said...

This is a hard climb for everyone, but you're all doing INCREDIBLY well in the ascent to the cure! Stop and take a breather! so you can enjoy the view from the top (JULY 4, 2009)!

Love you all more than you'll ever know.

Kasey said...

Always such a relief to hear a good report from the clinic visits. yeah!

Kari said...

Love to hear that things are continuing to go well ...{{{HUGS}}} to you all!

G Hansen said...

Miss Kate, keep giving us those good reports. You inspire and encourage all of us!