Radiation is over. We’ve been lucky his energy level has been great despite eight radiation treatments. Last night he started itching before we went to sleep. A minor side effect is the skin may get real dry and peel.
We are more concerned about the chemo he begins tomorrow. This type of chemo is excreted through the skin, so I cannot use lotion, creams, etc. and it may also cause “sunburns.”
He will have a bath every six hours, sleeping or not. Along with bathing, Kaedyn’s bed linens and clothes must be changed every six hours. He loves his rest so this will be a pain, but it is what I will do to protect him. The chemo may also cause mouth sores and GI sores. It seems the likelihood of this is 100%, so to be realistic I am praying for minimal sores.
I was reading information from an Infantile Leukemia Support Group last night and there were few survivors when babies relapse. Cancer is such an unfair disease.
I’ve noticed a large family gathering outside a teenager’s door the last few days. He was a patient when Kaedyn was diagnosed the first time, so he’s had quite a battle with cancer. The tears being shed by his family, and the amount of oxygen going into the room are indicators things aren’t going well. Please pray for his family!