With the exception of a low WBC count, Jonah’s blood test was normal. His ANC—absolute neutrophil count—was low as well, just a tad worrisome. “Let’s repeat it in a month,” I told his father. “It should be normal by then.”
We did, and it wasn’t. Jonah’s WBC count had dropped even lower, and his ANC came back zero. more»
Interested readers can now access my latest Humane Medicine column — The end of something: When convenience trumps care — recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.