Wednesday, January 24, 2007

UKALL 2003 - Escalating Capizzi II

Finally Kezia started Escalating Capizzi II today with a dose of intrathecal methotrexate. So I guess her neutrophil and platelet counts were good. Tomorrow intravenous methotrexate and vincristine. The IV methotrexate is particularly nasty with its side effects but I'm pleased we've started - only 16 weeks give or take until we start the alot less intensive maintenance phases.

She was meant to start this phase last week but her counts weren't adequate. Not surprising really as she had been hospitalised with a temperature the previous Wednesday to Friday. Nothing really to be worried about but it did bring on a small family crisis over Jaime's childcare when they're in hospital. Anyway, with the great help of the social services, we have put in place some alternative childcare arrangements for the next time this happens.

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