Kristen had another shoddy day. She plain doesn't feel good. She spends most of the day moaning with discomfort. I finally talked the doc into letting her have some tylenol. It helped for a few hours. They do not want her to have tylenol because it could cover up a fever, but she can have oxycodone. Oxy is too strong and knocks her out and makes her sick to her stomach. Kris broke out in a rash today on her arms and legs, also more fevers. Bring on the benedryl. Here's the dilemma for the day...Kristen's body has seen so much chemo in the past years that is is somewhat difficult to find drugs that the docs believe will kill the leukemia and put her in remission. Some of the drugs she can't have because they have a lifetime limit as they damage your heart, and you guessed it..she has reached her limit. Other chemo drugs she is either allergic to or had a reaction to. There is a drug call L-asparaginase that has been on her chart as an allergy since the mid 1990's. No one really remembers what kind of reaction she had so she is currently being pre-treated with hydrocortisone and benadryl as she is receiving a shot of L-asparaginase at 9 in the morning. They are making sure the docs will be here "Just in case" Not looking forward to tomorrow.
Kim drove up from school for a weekend visit. Kristen was happy to see her!