Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Auto Immune Hemolytic Anemia

AIHA is the current problem - in addition to the CLL, of course. Dave has had some ups and downs the last few weeks, and he's due to start Chemo again tomorrow. But I'm not convinced that his blood counts are adequate (that he can withstand a round of chemo.) The doctor has been increasing his Prednisone, but based on his appearance, I have a feeling his counts are down again. He had more blood drawn this morning, so tomorrow morning, when we meet with the doctor, we'll know for sure.

Last week's blood work:
WBC - 3.5
RBC - 1.64
Hemaglobin - 6.8
Hematocrit - 20.3
MCV - 124
Platelets - 78
Seg Neuts - 3%
Lymphs - 97%

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