Today was another clinic day, Cami was excited because she didn't have to see the "sleepy Doctors" plus Grandma Di-Di got to come. Cami also started the next phase of treatment today, called Standard Interim Maintenance. She will be going to clinic every 10 days to get a Methotrexate infusion and Vincristine push. For the next 57 days they will up her dose of Methotrexate each visit as long as her counts stay high enough. We also found out that if everything goes as planned, Cami's final day of treatment will be exactly 2 years from today 9/9/12. YAY!!
Common side effect for Vincristine: Constipation; hair loss; nausea; vomiting. Loss of deep–tendon reflexes, or "foot drop".
Common side effects for Methotrexate: Acne; chills and fever; dizziness; flushing; general body discomfort; hair loss; headache; itching; loss of appetite; lowered resistance to infection; nausea; sensitivity to sunlight; sore throat; speech impairment; stomach pain; swelling of the breast; unusual tiredness; vomiting.
Weight: 18.6kg (40.9 lbs.)
ANC: 1600 High enough to start school next week.. YAY!!
We love Dr. Verma-
I got my mini lesson on this phase-
getting her port accessed, or "poke" as Cami calls it.
This is the hardest part.
a hug from Froggy always makes her feel better
A clinic gift doesn't hurt either (thanks Cali buds)
Doing a craft while she gets her Methotrexate infusion
Cami was SO excited to have Grandma Di-Di come to clinic today, she just had to show her all the cool things around the hospital...
The magic fish tank elevators-
the wishing waterfall (she's kissing her coin before tossing it in)-
and her FAVORITE the rainbow pony-