Because Maggie has developed this intense allergy to the PEG-L-asparaginase, she needs to do an alternative treatment that requires two intra-muscular (IM) shots during each of six additional hospital visits over the next two weeks. We may be able to combine two of these additional runs to Norfolk with her regular chemotherapy visits.
About ten percent of kids treated with PEG-L-asparaginase develop an allergy to it. Dr. V reminded me today that if she had gotten her dose in one IM push like they used to do it, she'd likely still be in the hospital chasing the reaction.
Did I mention that Maggie has an intense aversion to needles? Any good ideas on how to help her deal with her fear?
Our little prayer today: Help us to be mindful that every path, even the unexpected one, is Your path.
|Maggie getting her Vincristine.|