Here is what Ellie will be receiving for the next two months:
Days 1, 11, 21, 31 & 41: Vincristine via IV port
Days 1, 11, 21, 31 & 41: Methotrexate via IV port
Day 31: Methotrexate via LP
So yes, there is about a two week lull of treatment at the end. The next phase that Ellie will enter is really intense treatment, so I assume that this time off is to give her body a break before hitting the chemo and steroids really hard. That will be in August and September, and I will post all about it as Ellie enters that phase.
Please pray that Ellie handles this escalating treatment well. As always, there are short term and long term side effects that we are praying against. Nausea, vomiting, mouth sores, ulcers, infections, etc... All of these are very common side effects to get at this stage. We are so thankful that Ellie has not seemed to develop any of these so far. Please join us in praying and believing that she will not have to experience them.
|Waiting at the clinic before heading to the infusion center to receive chemo.|
|Spinning in the hallway seems like a good idea.|