Are you able to receive the Neupogen shot? That boosts the infection fighters count... The absolute neutrophils number is what gets me kicked out of chemo, but when I get that shot, those counts go up. Problem is that when you direct the bone marrow to make lots of something, it does so at the expense of the other things. So, once I ended up kicked out of chemo for low platelets.
They reduced my carboplatin by 20% due to low blood counts... I've been receiving the Neupogen shot whenever I have neutropenia (low neutrophils). We're trying to minimize the neupogen... My experimental drug apparently eats platelets, so minimizing neupogen is definitely a good thing... unless I drop below a safe level.
Hope this helps.