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Tuesday 10:30 (2/22/05)

10:30 AM: Sophie is having a successful clinic visit so far. They ran another blood test this morning, and her white counts (neutrophils) are slowly creeping up (still quite low at .6), her platelets are doing very well (254), but her red blood count is quite low (HGB is 7.2), so she will stay and have a red blood cell transfusion. The doctor said he looked at her bone marrow from this morning and didn't see any Leukemia cells at all, but the official results will take a day or two. But it looks very good so far for her to be classified as a "rapid early responder" and be able to skip a few courses of treatment.