Diary of a Brain Tumor Patient's Wife

Mar. 16, 1998

Renette Davis

Paul went in for his blood test today, and the white count is still low. In fact, it's worse than it was last week. The numbers are:

white - 1
hemoglobin - 9.5
platelets - 85

The doctor prescribed Neupogen to build up his white count. It's an injection that I have to give him once a day. This medicine costs over $1,000 for 10 injections. Thank heavens for insurance! I still had to pay $50.00 co-payment, but that's better than it could have been.

Paul is staying home again this week. I'm taking off tomorrow because I'm feeling run down and I know I need to stay healthy so I don't expose Paul to something. They've postponed the chemotherapy for another week at least. He goes in for another blood test on Friday.

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