Friday, December 19, 2008

Time keeps on slippin'...

Although we arrived at the hospital in the morning, as we were instructed, The Boy did not start his chemo until 5:15 PM (preceded by Zofran, of course).

A distinct improvement over last time, when the chemo started at about 10 or 11 PM.

The problem with the chemo happening at night instead of in the morning is that the second medicine that he gets every time is one that requires them to take his blood pressure every 15 minutes. Sometimes he sleeps through the process. Usually he doesn't. So we'd prefer to have it happen during the time when he--and we--are supposed to be awake.

5:15 PM still isn't great, because it means that the process, his dinner is interrupted. It is likely that he won't want to eat dinner while he's here. If he would anyway.

The first medication, which is the Cytoxan, is just about done, and the Etoposide will be coming in soon. The Boy is asleep right now--just our luck--resting with/on Grandma.

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