My platelet count has continued to plummet, as you can see by this chart. By this morning, it had dropped to 13. Anticipating that it would surely be below 10 by tomorrow, they gave me a platelet transfusion this afternoon. My hematocrit numbers keep hovering just above the threshold level of 24, so I'm hoping that continues so as to avoid having to have a blood transfusion as well.
ANC = WBC(#/ul)*[neutrophils(%) + bands(%)]
My WBC has steadily risen over the past two days, albeit slowly, as the following chart shows:
I have been overwhelmed with the number of visitors I have been getting almost every day. That has really helped to keep my spirits up and has made the time pass quickly. Thank you all so much!
By the way, nobody has found the penny yet!