Saturday, August 25, 2007

Latest Medications

So the medications have changed quite a bit for this phase so I thought I'd give you the new scoop. Kate is getting 2 different chemotherapy drugs during this phase which, per Dr. Keller, will completely wipe out her ANC. He fully expects to see the numbers below 100 in the next few weeks. We are still praying for good counts and no fevers though! If we are extremely lucky we'll stay out of the hospital. Here is the new list...

Dexamethasone (that pesky steroid) by mouth twice a day for the next 21 days.
Bactrim by mouth twice a day on Mon, Tue, Wed.
Zantac by mouth twice a day.
Vincristine (chemo) IV once a week
Doxorubicin (chemo) IV once a week
PEG Asparaginase (chemo) 2 shots once a month for 2 months
Cyclophosphamide (chemo) IV in 3 weeks
Methotrexate (intrathecal chemo) on day 1 and 29

PS - I'm still using my pill organizer. It is a life saver!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hang in there!

Love you,
Anne

Kari said...

Wow ... that's a lot to keep track of!! Good thing you're a super hero ;)

Simple Thingz said...

Keep up all the good work Kate. You are so strong and such a great example to us all. I wish I was as strong as you are little cutie :)

Love
Deb