One more post today. Another question. My mother is getting booster shots - one to two before each round of Folfox because her cell counts go way down. I dont remember the last time that she has not had a round of chemo without having one to two boosters prior. It seems to be the norm with her. Is it?
I will say she has an intestinal infection (they think she has had since surgery in May...dont ask me why they have not tested her sooner) so she is on antibiotics.
Looks to me like once they clear it up, maybe that is what was pushing her counts down. They kept saying it was the chemo but i think the underlying factor is she was week from the infection. Should I be worried about treatment? I feel instead of trying to find they underlying cause they just keep giving her boosters to get her up there to accept chemo.
Stage 4 CC DX 5/2011
colon/livr rsct 5/2011(1 met)
NED to 5/2012
New Primry Brst-4/2012,Stage 1
2 new livermet 5/2012
Liver rsct,HAI 6/2012,Folfiri
NED to 10/2013,1 liver met,ablation, Folfiri
NED to 12/14, another spot