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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

January 4th, 2012- Clinic

Morgan and Ella at clinic.
Ella had clinic today. They were checking her counts to see if she could go off of chemo hold. For the first time she brought her friend Morgan with her to clinic! It was interesting to see how different her personality was with Morgan there. 

It was nice for her to have a friend to keep her company today, because clinic took longer than it should have. All they had to do was check her counts and we were there 3.5hrs. Crazy. So not great news, her ANC (Absolute Neutrophil Count)which tells us her ability to fight off infections is down to about 200. Anything under 500 is bad. So this means she is still on chemo hold, can not go to school and is on lock down until next Tuesday when she goes back to clinic. All we can do is keep her home and do our best to keep her away from any new germs or bacteria. It is worrisome, but there really isn't anything we can do but pray that her counts don't go any lower. Hopefully keeping her on chemo hold will give her body a chance to recover. Her body has been working pretty hard the past few weeks, but her mood is good and that is a good indicator to me that she is doing okay. 

 It has been kind of interesting to see her personality the past few days. She has been off of chemo for almost 2 weeks and no medication at all the past 2 days. You can see just how much the medication suppresses her personality. It will make me a little sad when she goes back on chemo, but only 10 months left! 


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