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Jul 12, 2017
Welcome to my Caring Bridge Site! In 7th grade I was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, Idiopathic Neutropnia. Neutrophils make up most of your white blood cells, and fight infection. A healthy person should have between 1500-7000 neutrophils in their bloodstream, however mine do not stay in this range. My neutrophil count usually stays below this range, and sometimes goes to 0. I inject myself with neupogen twice daily to stimulate my bone marrow to produce more neutrophils, however this medicine is not working like it used to. Recently I have been getting sick more often, and have had serious infections landing me in the hospital. My immunologist has been digging into this, and she is finding that there is an abnormality with other cells that makeup my immune system. There are still many unknowns, and I have a long journey ahead of me, and a lot of testing to determine what is going on. However, I am determined to live a happy life despite my health. I am creating this page to keep people updated, as well track my journey.