Day 3 - Delayed Intensification (photo added)

Today was the second injection of 6. 4 More to go. It was really unpleasant. I didn't put ice on Bianca's leg until there were only about 5 minutes left before the injection had to be given. Jo was running around and forgot. So of course we didn't put ice on Bianca's leg for very long. Got to the treatment room and they then told us that they had to split the dose into two syringes and that it will be an injection in each leg at the same time. So then I had to quickly put ice on the other leg as well, but I don't think it was long enough.

On the way to the Treatment Room Bianca started crying "it will be sore" and of course there is not much I can say about that. It is not like I can say that it won't be sore...

Well, she screamed and screamed and wasn't interested in the special reward bag and didn't even want her baby. It is heartbreaking, and hard to explain to her why this is important. Can't wait until these stupid injections are done.

So then she slept during the 3 hour wait period afterwards (the pre-meds made her quite sleepy). She was really grumpy when she woke up and it doesn't help that the dexamethasone is known for causing mood swings and grumpiness.

Since Monday Bianca has been quite emotional and grumpy and crying about little things. 18 more days to go and then she will be done with the dexamethasone for this phase. Today she also started getting hungry more often and I think soon she will have a massive appetite again like the very first time.

Medicines today:
  • Dexamethasone - 3.5 tablets in the morning, 4 tablets at night
  • Erwinia - Chemo injection into both legs at the same time (ouch!!!)
  • Co-trimoxazole - 6.25 ml in the morning, 6.25 ml at night
  • Fluconozole - 10ml at night

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