Friday, September 27, 2013
Evie The Nurse/Campath Rash
I took the videos a week ago of Evie giving the girls their medicine. They are such great sports to let Evie do this...honestly Evie is crazy about it. She can be very insistent...and so we all give in to Evie and cooperate with her demands of being Nurse.
Today Alice did alright with her third infusion of Campath. Each dose gets bigger and infused over a longer duration of time. Today she developed more rash on her body. It was worse than yesterday, but thankfully the rash responded well enough to the hydrocortizone and Vistaril. I really hope tomorrow's dose won't be too much for her. It will be the highest and last dose. Of course the real trouble from this drug will present itself in a week or two.
The schedule of Campath is as follows.
9/25--3mg infused over 2.3 hours
9/26--10mg infused over 9 hours
9/27-- 15 mg infused over 8.5 hours
9/28-- 20mg infused over 10+ hours
Tyler and I switched places today. We were happy to see each other. He was ready to go home, but didn't want to leave. He kept saying...I don't want to stay, and I don't want to leave. He wanted to be home but didn't want to leave Alice and I.
Alice is still on target to go home Monday morning if all goes well. The nine day break will be good for us as we prepre for the long stay.
More news tomorrow.