Monday, August 27, 2012
Interim Maintenance 8/27
Jordyn went for her second treatment in this round of chemo today. They increased her dose of methotrexate, and gave her the same dose she has been getting of vincristine. They premedicated her with zofran (an anti-nausea medicine) to prevent her from getting sick. She did really well, and even played a bit when we got home. After awhile though, she said her tummy hurt, and wanted to take a nap. She ended up being sick when she was sleeping and was very sad. I couldn't help but crying after I got everything cleaned up and tucked her back in. You are supposed to wear gloves when you touch ANY of her bodily fluids, especially that particular one, and they recommend you wash their clothes and linens 2x's if they throw up on them because of the chemo and the risk of it getting in contact with someone else. The hardest part is that we are still at the beginning... She has about 1 and a half months left of interim maintenance, and then she will start delayed intesification for about 2 months, and then have another 2 months of interim maintenance before she even gets to the maintenance phase (not sure how long, but have heard 2 yrs?). My heart is breaking for her because she has already went through so much with this and it is only going to get harder.