After getting her blood drawn at the lab today she said, "I'm never doing that again." She has gone from fearless to super fearful about getting her "poke." I hate all that she has had to endure, and I feel sad when she gets upset about getting her blood drawn. She screams when they take her blood and cries "stop it, stop it," but she doesn't pull her arm back or wiggle, she just sits still.
Labs from 10 Month Clinic
White Blood Count 7.7 (normal 6.0-17.0)
Hematocrit 44.5 (normal 34.0-40.0)
Platelets 252 (normal 150-400)
ANC 2600 (1500-8500)
Previous Labs from 8 Month Clinic
White Blood Count 5.9 (normal 6.0-17.0)
Hematocrit 40.0 (normal 34.0-40.0)
Platelets 225 (normal 150-400)
ANC 1800 (normal 1500-8500)
Want to know a good comparison to know how sick Erin was when she was diagnosed with cancer?
Her labs from June 1, 2010 (the day she was diagnosed with AML)
White Blood Count 11.6 (normal 6.0-17.0)
Hematocrit 26.6 (normal 34.9-40.0)
Platelets 11 (normal 150-400)
ANC 900 (normal 1500-8500)
1+ abnormal Hypochromia
1+ abnormal Lymph
And a footnote that read, "Approximated 12% of nucleated cells in the peripheral smear are highly suspicious for blasts (cancer cells)"
Scary stuff huh? Abnormal cells and blasts in the blood! Can you believe her platelets were 11? No wonder she was covered in bruises. I am so thankful that she is doing well. Erin says, "I am happy there isn't cancer in my body anymore."