Friday, December 3, 2010
By about 11:00, Chris was finally hooked up to the Busulphan, which he received for 3 hours. Throughout the chemo, we met with a pharmacist, doctors, a social worker, and the assissant to the manager on the floor. We are trying to find out new ways to pass the time while at the hospital. We found out that the hosptial has wireless Internet, the only problem is that it rarely works (by rarely, we mean never). Since we were in a shared room, we couldn't watch a movie or a television show. So instead Chris played 17 games of Free Cell and I am almost finished my second book.
We also received Chris' medication chart for the next little while.
Dilantin to prevent seizures (three pills three times a day for the first day and then once a day after that for five days).
Allopurinol to protect the kidneys (one pill once a day for nine days).
Zofran to prevent nausea (one pill twice a day for 10 days).
Decadron to prevent nausea (two pills twice a day to prevent nausea).
Chris was also given a bunch of other medications to use on an as needed basis.