Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ugh, I am soooo tired...

The last couple of nights have been rough even with the luxury of an air mattress. The nurses are coming in every 2 hours and then Lucas wakes up on top of that. It's definitely nicer being at home in our own beds. So, one of the chemo meds that Lucas received Tuesday night is called Methotrexate. It's highly toxic and everyone that changes his diapers is required to wear gloves. It's not good to have it on your skin. So anyway, Lucas has been on a peeing rampage lately whenever his diaper gets changed. He's gone all over a few of his p.j.'s and blankets and because the stuff is bright florescent yellow,( looks radio active) anything that comes in contact with it has to go through the wash twice in hot water. You wouldn't want to wash these items with other clothes or they would become contaminated. It's crazy how careful they are with a baby's urine. I can't believe that we are pumping his body full of this toxic stuff. But I guess it's the lesser of the two evils. Yes chemo is crappy, but cancer is worse. He seems to be doing really well this time around. So far no sign of a rash. They started him on benedryl 24 hours before they started the chemo just in case he breaks out. Well, I am really tired need to turn in for the night. Sweet dreams everyone...


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the updates on your family and little Lucas! You guys are always in our prayers.