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Tina Butler, Bailey’s nana, holds her as Nichole administers a subcutaneous shot before bed. Most medicine is administered via Bailey's feeding tube or catheter, but this shot to boost her white blood cell count must be given under the skin. A low white blood cell count and lowered immunity are side effects of the treatment. Any sign of fever can be life-threatening. Other side effects are mouth sores and mucositis, a condition that leads to vomiting.