|Austin loves legos--thanks Grandma for the spaceship!|
To add insult to injury, when we got home from Salt Lake I went to give Austin his Thioguanine and noticed that there didn't seem to be enough pills left for the number of days needed. When I looked at the directions on the bottle they did not match the directions I was given in the clinic. So another call to the clinic this time to confirm that I wasn't going batty and that the pharmacist had indeed misread the script and shorted us 4 pills. 4 lousy pills. Thankfully I discovered the shortage in time to get another prescription and get it to Walgreens in time for them to order the 4 pills.
|All the gear needed for home Chemotherapy|
|Chemo in the mail|
|Too busy reading to get his blood pressure taken|
|Waiting for the doctor|
|With Dr. Marsden|
|Austin and a family friend--sporting the same hair do!|
Besides all the Thioguanine drama, Austin is also getting Ara-C this week. Ara-C is short for Cytaranine, a chemotherapy drug that kills cancer cells by interfering with DNA synthesis. He gets it IV push in his port. Thankfully I can give him this med at home. Unfortunately, because it is a toxic drug, I have to use gowns and gloves to protect myself and dispose of everything properly. Seems like much to do about nothing, but it's just one more hoop to jump through. Austin hates leaving his port accessed, but it's better than poking him every day.
|Sleeping with Hershey|