Friday, April 25, 2014

Day 170 - Chemo Part 4

Today is April 14th and Anna is about to start her next round of chemo.  Plus we await the results of another bone Marrow Test to make sure she is still in remission. We left home at 6am and drove to NYC.

So today is a packed with a lovely cocktail of Chemo's.  Yeah Chemo's plural!!! 

2 - injections (one in each thigh) of Erwinia
1 - dose of cyterabine via spinal tap
1 - dose of cyterabine via IV
1 - dose of cyclophosohamide via IV
1 - dose of Thioguanine by pill

They day started like any other at the Memorial Sloan.  A quick check in with the Leukemia team.  They always like to make sure that Anna is well enough for her drug mix.  As always she's great and ready to go.  Anna went under anesthesia and did great.  While she was knocked received cyterabine and they drew her bone marrow to test.  1 down, 4 2 go!  All day she was happy as a clam even though she couldn't do much.  She was monitored all day as she was getting her meds. Each one had a different monitor period.  Some were 1 hour others were 2.  It was a very long day and there was little to no complaints at all from out favorite 9 year old. 

just a few bags of meds making there in through her port 
Caught an early morning smile.  My favorite thing in the world. 
Getting de-accessed.  Finishing up the day!!!  


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