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First Blood Transfusion And First Chemo Today

January 16, 2009

ISA:  Thats my blood (points to central line as it comes out from under her shirt.)

Oddly enough, besides seeing a bag of someone else’s blood hanging from a rack, and the tube falling away from it.  It is relatively easy. They come in, hang the bag, and attach it to her magic button. The stuff goes in, and then it drips.

The doc and the nurses have said that her hair will thin and then fall out in about 2 weeks or so.

She has responded well, so far, to the chemo. However, before they administer it they give her anti-emetic to prevent her nausea.

Uncle Jeff came to visit today and brought a picture of  “My Cousins!!”

**Remember the blood in the bag may not be EXACTLY the blood type of your child and sometimes this is okay. Isa received O-negative blood this time, but she is O +.  ALWAYS  ask about the blood, especially if you aren’t sure.

**UPDATE** Since this time we began pre-treating Isa with Benadryl and Tylenol to prevent fevers after her transfusions.

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  1. Jo Ash permalink
    January 16, 2009 11:53 pm

    It’s good to read the play by play. Since we want to be there so very much, we get troubled when we do not hear about what is going on. You have been good so far, but that will wear thin after awhile. Happy you started this blog. Happy Uncle Jeff is there for support.

    Love and Prayers

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