Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Tuesday Treatment

Tuesday, Chris went to Hopkins for followup and chemo. We got there about 8:15. She had research blood drawn and then we met with the research nurse. They measured and reviewed the sites where the vaccine was given, 12 of them. The sites are red and swollen just like they are supposed to be. Everything looks good. They took another skin graft from the largest site. On her leg this time. That's the only part that really hurts and only when they give her a shot of lidocaine.

After that we waited for her lab work to come back for her blood counts. That seems to take forever sometimes. By 11:00 the chemo arrived and was administered. This was a small amount of chemo that arrived in a syringe. It was red and is called doxyrubicin. Also known as the red devil. There is a family support organization in MD that is named after this drug. They are called The Red Devils. Check them out here. It took all of 15 minutes to get the chemo and we were on our way.

On the way home I treated Chris to a reuben sandwich at the best place in Baltimore called Attman's. Been there since 1927! It was terrific. You have to go there. After that we went home for some rest.

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