Monday, May 14, 2018
Day 1: High-Dose Chemo
We're in our room and all settled. Caroline got her first dose of chemo around 10:30am, and she's had her first scheduled bath. The type of chemo that she gets seeps out through her pores, and can burn skin (hers and anyone that touches her), so she has to get baths every 6 hours, around the clock, until the day after she's finished taking this chemo (Thursday). In addition to requiring extra bathing, she also has to change her pjs, get all clean sheets/blankets/stuffed animals, etc. Margaret has to wear gloves when she touches her, change clothes when Caroline changes, and generally not come into skin-to-skin contact with Caroline. The side effects are being well-managed right now, and we aren't expecting to see anything extreme until tomorrow.
Walking into the hospital - 7:30am
Packed for a month!
1st thing to prep for chemo was: get her central line dressing off, as well as her steri-strips leftover from the tumor resection, so the dressings don't hold the chemo on her skin, and cause burns.
Playing "Nurse" with her baby doll.