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Monday 11:00 (2/28/05)

11:00 AM: The results of Sophie's blood test from this morning are back, and the nurse practitioner says Sophie's neutrophil count is too low to begin the next course of treatment (the ANC is .24, and it needs to be above .75). This also means that she's still at a greater risk of infection. Her red count (10.2) and platelet count (414) looked good, so we probably won't need a transfusion prior to treatment. They will test her again next Monday to see if she's ready to begin chemo on Tuesday. Although we're eager to proceed with treatment, it will be nice to have a break from our weekly trips to Chapel Hill.