Susan, can you please clarify why your daughter was taken off Hydroxyurea and instead put on Interferon? I've worked with 2 hemotologist-oncologists, who made the recommendation of taking Hydroxyurea. Not sure if your daughter wasn't responding to Hydroxyurea? Did she switch to Interferon because Hydroxyurea is a lifetime commitment and Interferon isn't? I would appreciate knowing, understanding that while both drugs directly affect platelets, the Hydroxyurea is known for being well-tolerated, unlike the Intefeuron.
Whatever your daughter's situation, I am hopeful that she can be managed for the long-term.