I'll cut right to the chase... Mollie's blood work came back fine! Happy dance!
Dr. J thinks this lingering cough is allergy/post-nasal drip; her lungs sound great and she has a prominent lymph node or two, consistent with a cough/allergy. No evidence of bronchitis or strep. Unfortunately the blood draw was an arm stick (not the preferred finger stick), but Mollie was a trooper and didn't even cry! Her WBC is 12.3, ANC is 8000, hemoglobin is 13.6, and platelets are 237,000. All of her other blood chemistry (electrolytes, liver markers, kidney markers) looked fine too.
This was Mollie's last appointment at Levine Children's Hospital. It is a great clinic and a wonderful group of people. We will miss the staff and Dr. J! Hopefully the new clinic will be up to snuff!