So, after my last round of concern for my dear dad and the mention of a Bone Marrow Transport was unfounded - the poor ol' chap got confused with Transplant and biopsy it turns out! Here comes worry round 2 (2 hundred more like!)
After receving the results from the BMB which is severe infiltration of the BM from the CLL a course of chemo was scheduled in for this week. Bendamustine for 2 days for 6 cycles. Dad has had FC twice before and is not a candidate for Rituximab due to a severe reaction. The consultant said the aim was to get him in remission again which was all positive.
Unfortunately dad's platelet count was way low as were his red cells, so they popped him on a short course of high dosage steriods. He's just come back from a blood test this morning and has been scheduled in to receive two units of blood (platelets as well) tomorrow and chemo has been rescheduled for next week.
And here's the worry and I suppose my question to you lovely helpful people. His actual lymphocyte count has gone from 81 to 239 in one week and his WBC from 84 to 245 in a week. Now I know I'm not a medic, but even I know this isn't good. I'm waiting for one of his fantastic CNS to call me back after she's talked to the consultant today. Is this as bad as it sounds, or could it be due to the steroids - has anyone had experience in this field.
I must admit, I'm as scared as I've ever been and am struggling to hold it together. I need to be strong as I'm his 'PA' as he tells everyone and I coordinate all info between the medical professionals, mum dad and my siblings. He relies on me and I'm crumbling.
Please help if you have any info