Since our last post, Reba has had another blood transfusion, platelet infusion, albumin infusion, IV antibiotics around the clock and various other meds including magnesium and potassium.
They check her blood daily. At this point we will remain at Stanford until Reba is no longer neutropenic, when her absolute neutrophil count (ANC) increases. So hopefully the Neulasta injection she received after chemo last Thursday will kick in soon. It should encourage the white bloods cells to begin producing again.
We really don’t like to over medicate – we try to avoid medicine unless it is completely necessary. We are really putting our trust in these doctors, but we definitely worry about adding so many substances to the body. We have to believe that in Reba’s case, it is best for her.