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Charlie has lower WBC two weeks after his amp. Is there any way to help improve it?

Kyle with Stewie ('Super C Ledoux, Super C Sampson x Sing It Blondie) and forever missing my three angels, Jack ('Roy Jack', Greys Flambeau x Miss Cobblepot) and Charlie ('CTR Midas Touch', Leo's Midas x Hallo Argentina) and Shelby ('Shari's Hooty', Flying Viper x Shari Carusi) running free across the bridge.

Gus an coinnich sinn a'rithist my boys and little girl.

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Yes he started Chemo on Wednesday and they took another blood test prior to it and had the baseline test from his operation. It's not extremely low but it's lower than it was and that is prior to Chemo.

Kyle with Stewie ('Super C Ledoux, Super C Sampson x Sing It Blondie) and forever missing my three angels, Jack ('Roy Jack', Greys Flambeau x Miss Cobblepot) and Charlie ('CTR Midas Touch', Leo's Midas x Hallo Argentina) and Shelby ('Shari's Hooty', Flying Viper x Shari Carusi) running free across the bridge.

Gus an coinnich sinn a'rithist my boys and little girl.

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Guest ChasesMum

hmmm I dont know Kyle. If they are twitchy about any herbal anything during chemo, then if there was a herbal immune support something they might not want that. hmm i guess keeping him from getting exposed to too many things that might attack his immune system?

 

I think with people chemo, they just hope for the best and delay the next infusion by a week to see if it comes back up enough. I'll check with my MIL and see if they recommended anything for her, maybe that will be a place to start?

 

Come on Charlie! FIGHT!!

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My Jesse's WBC would always drop after one type of chemo (he had two diffent types on an alternating schedule). He was supposed to have chemo every two weeks, but with the one type of chemo that dropped his WBC, we always had to wait three weeks. The oncologist was never concerned. She said that if it dropped too low, they might give antibiotics to fight infection but other than that he just needed time to build it back up.

Also keep in mind that greyounds have a lower WBC then most dogs, so the numbers are all relative.

 

Good Luck

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Guest bigorangedog

If it gets too low, you'll need to hold off on chemo for a week or two. They had us giving a multivitamin with immune support during chemo as well. (I actually gave Flintstone's vitamins, as directed by my vet.) If it's too low, like others have said, he might need some antibiotics in case there is an underlying infection. Keep an eye on his temp.

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From what I remember, chemo "kills" new cell formation and "new white blood cells" would also be among those killed. But, after a few days, the bone marrow should start being able to reproduce those cells again and eventually get it up to the previous level (or close to it). That's why chemo is usually delayed for a week or so if it is very low from the last treatment.

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