Thursday, June 28, 2007

Holy Meds!

Kate's medications for this phase are a little confusing and I actually had to buy a pill organizer to keep it all straight. It is hard because some are daily, some are twice daily, some are M,T,W only, some are weekly and others only monthly. They have to be given on the correct day (of course) so hopefully we'll keep it all straight! For this phase her medications are as follows:
Every day in the evening oral chemotherapy (6-MP)
Twice daily acid blocker (Zantac)
Three days a week, twice a day, antibiotic (Bactrim)
Once a month 5 day pulse of twice daily steroids (Decadron) starting today
Every Thursday oral methotrexate
Once a month spinal tap with intrathecal methotrexate
Once a month IV chemotherapy (Vincristine)
Kate has become quite proficient at swallowing pills and today took all 6 methotrexate tablets without a problem. We've come a long way in two months!

5 comments:

Mattieu said...

I wish you all the best in your journey, Kate.
Mattieu.

kylejennyabby said...

Wow Carrie.. I am glad you can keep it straight because that is a ton to keep track of! But if anyone can, you can!

Sean & Jen said...

whoa!! how do you keep up? amazing!

Rachel said...

oy!! you need a couple of advanced degrees plus a pill organizer (with its own advanced degree) to keep track. She's in excellent hands
Sending big hugs (I still can't get over her sweet little face in Accessing the Port).
We think of you all often,
Rachel and Alan

BIGSKYBLAST said...

So, you go to work to relax??????
Your regime at home certainly keeps you busy.

Mama