We went to chemo as usual yesterday but Michael was unable to receive his meds again this week. His platelet counts did come up from 21 to 71 but that is still was below the 75 minimum. Also, Dr. Kennedy said his white blood cells were abnormal this week (she never did say if they were up or down). She thinks that Michael has had some sort of viral infection that just hasn't had any symptoms the last couple of weeks. That's good news. A viral infection will go away and is much better than his own body turning on his healthy cells.
Dr. Kennedy did say that if this happens again after the next 4 week maintenance round, they will lower the dose of Carboplatin to see if that is part of the problem. So, now we just wait until next week and hope that his counts straighten out. Dr. Kennedy gave us a script to have Michael's blood checked on Thursday at a local lab before we make the trip to Syracuse on Friday. Please keep Michael in your thoughts and prayers, JoAnne.