> Under great stress
hi. Cortisol (and maybe some other stress chemicals) can directly increase the number of neutrophils. Can that make your numbers that high? I don't know.
Paradoxically, the increase doesn't mean your immunity is strengthened, because the activity of the neutrophils gets decreased.
I suppose you could say that in order to be of use to your wife and son, you have to be a little more selfish and spend some time and effort doing something to reduce your own stress - or you might get sick yourself - aka caretakers syndrome. Good luck.
When were these last labs drawn? Yes, the numbers are too high; I would be concerned.
Difficult to say what is causing this, and I don't know why you are not having any symptoms. No Hematology referral?
Secondly, doesn't help matters that you have alot of outside stressors going on at the same time; feel for you.