Day 8 - Delayed Intensification

Our days of sitting still are officially over! Caitlyn is now able to crawl properly and she is busy learning to pull herself up against things. She is a real busy body and it is quite exhausting "running" after her. And I tried lifting her up - almost like weight lifting and I can maybe manage 3 times - so there you go, my own personal gym... :-).

Today Bianca and I had to go to the hospital for the usual Monday chemo. It was a long one as the one chemo (Doxorubicin) takes 2 hours to run through the IV line. And Bianca went from being happy and a chatterbox, to being quiet and tired by the time we left for home.

Getting Vincristine.
Getting Doxorubicin - it runs for approx. 2 hours through IV line. It is light sensitive, so they have to wrap up the tube.

They decided to keep her "wiggle" in as it is a bit rough on her skin by her port each time we have to put plasters on and take it off again. So seeing as she will be there again tomorrow and on Thursday, it was best to just leave it in today.

I had a big laugh today as Kate bought a new toy - a doctor's kit for the treatment room. It was on special and I just laughed when I read the stuff printed on the box...

Medicines today:
  • Dexamethasone - 3.5 tablets in the morning, 4 tablets at night
  • Vincristine - chemo
  • Doxorubicin - chemo
  • Fluconozole - 10 ml at night

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