The other day my eldest stayed home because she didn’t feel well. As it turns out, the prescriptive medicinal cream she had been using has caused an inflammation of her cheeks- creating a throbbing pain.
When I texted hubby to inquire about her well-being, he said she was fine and laying on the couch.
Me: well, I spoke to the doctor and she needs to use moisturizer; she may have neutropenia.
Hubby: WHAT? Who said that?
Me: The nurse at the dermatologist.
In the meantime, hubby sent frantic texts to me that I did not see until a few hours later.
Hubby: CALL ME! THAT IS VERY SERIOUS!
So, I looked up what I accidentally had texted him and found this on Web MD:
Neutropenia or neutropaenia is an abnormally low concentration of neutrophils (a type of white blood cell) in the blood. Neutrophils make up the majority of circulating white blood cells and serve as the primary defense against infections by destroying bacteria, bacterial fragments and immunoglobulin-bound viruses in the blood. Patients with neutropenia are more susceptible to bacterial infections and, without prompt medical attention, the condition may become life-threatening (neutropenic sepsis).
Me: I meant Neutrogena.