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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Round 2

Round 2 of chemo was given in Salt Lake City, UT at the Primary Children's Hospital. Chemo was started on Tuesday May 4th for 72 hours using the same chemo as the first round which consisted of Doxorubicin, Vincristine, and Cytoxan. This time went a lot smoother than the first round. The usual side effects of nausea, fatigue, and lightheadeness were present, but no throwing up this time until the last night, which was a huge improvement. A couple of new antinausea medications were used which really helped. This time the hospital visit was only 4 days which means more time at home between this round and the next. They did give Cody 2 units of blood the last night before they left this morning (Saturday May 8th) so hopefully he won't need another one, but all that will depend on how much this round makes his blood counts drop. They draw labs 2 times a week at home and take them into the Winnemucca hospital so they know if he will need any transfusions. This also helps them know when his counts are high enough for the next round.

Round 3 will be in approximately 3 weeks depending on Cody's blood counts. They will probably do another CT Scan after the 3rd round so they can compare it to the previous scan to make sure the tumors have shrunk. This will let them know whether the Chemo they are using is doing what it is supposed to do.

Everyone was very happy with the hospital and staff and grateful that things were a lot better this time around.


Stacy said...

It still amazes me Cody how strong you stay through all this. Youu never complain and stay so positive. I'm so glad the hospital was better. Always remember I love you forever and always!!!!

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