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No chemo because of low white blood cell count...


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Wayne wasn't able to get a chemo treatment yesterday. His white cell count was only 1.7. The onc. is going to order 2 injections (don't remember the name) to raise the count and start by giving him only 1/2 dose of Gemzar next week.

The cancer has spread like crazy and the onc. said that if about 70% of his bone marrow is tumor cells, the chemo might bring it down so low that here will be a risk that he won't survive. We will be staying at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa for at least two weeks so the onc. can keep a close watch on him.

We're still working on his pain. So far, nothing has worked that great. Started taking Oxycontin today but were told it could take several days to take effect.


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