Friday, July 02, 2010

Back from the big city. Ally catch-up time.

Thursday, July 1, 2010 1:35 PM, EDT

Ally is all done with chemo. We had to wait a couple of hours for it to start, because she was not quite hydrated enough. The actual chemo only took 30 minutes. Now we get to hang out for 3 hours of post hydration. Her oncologist wants to make sure Ally pees out as much of the chemo as possible. Ally is doing a great job today. (They even opened up the playroom, just for her.)
She took a 15 minute nap.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 10:25 AM, EDT

We are at the NH medical center right now. Ally is getting her second dose of Rituximab. It is scheduled to last just over an hour! We originally thought it would take all day. What a pleasant surprise. One of the premeds for Rituximab is Benadryl, which should make Ally sleepy, but of course she is not.

We got a wonderful reception when we arrived here. Everyone was very excited to see Ally, and even though she got super shy and refused to speak, she was excited to see everyone as well.

Tomorrow we come back for chemo. It is not a very low dose as we were lead to believe in New York. It is a significant dose (1/3 the dose of high dose chemo). It may make her hair fall out, she will probably puke, and her counts are going to fall, but hopefully not to the point were we will need to give her the GCSF injections.
Today Ally weighed just over 26 pounds!

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