Well, here it is, 3:15 PM and we just got back from Mollie's 9:30 AM appointment! Usually, we are home by 2, but today we got held up at the pharmacy because of an insurance issue (ugh). Anyway, the point is that these clinic days are long and boring; it's exhausting trying to keep everyone entertained.
Mollie's ANC remains very low (300), but the good news is that barring any fevers, we get to take our vacation! She got her IV chemo and is starting steroids, but we will still hold the daily oral chemo and we will also hold the weekly antibiotic (Septra) since it can also suppress the bone marrow. Beth (the NP) thinks that will help her counts rebound- let's hope so! All other numbers (hemoglobin, platelets) are fine. Mollie has developed a small rash on her face. Beth thinks that it is atopic dermatitis- the kids on chemo seem to be more prone to that. I tend to disagree, since it is not itchy, and I've heard many other parents say their kids get a similar type of rash when they go off chemo. But, either way, it is really not bothering her very much. If it is inflammatory, though, that may partially explain the low counts.
So, bring on the steroids!