My brother, 51, went to the clinic for what he thought was a uti..blood in his urnine. Later that day, he got a call from the clinic saying his WBC was 121000 and to go to an ER in a nearby town. Long story short, he was diagnosed with leukemia, type is still unknown to us. He had his first round of chemo last week and it ended Friday. He is having a hard time getting his platelet count back up. He said they want it over 50 and his is around 37, and they are giving him platelets daily. Are they just being slow to rebuild on their own, or could it be something more? He's very frustrated...and still stunned. How do you go for what you thought was a UTI and end up in a cancer institute? He was supposed to start a new round of chemo this week, but not sure if they will do it if his platelets aren't coming up. We are very new to the whole leukemia scene. He's 3 hours away, so its hard to know 'first hand' whats going on there.