Mouth sores continued to be the thing to manage today. She is taking an anti-fungal chewable and a gel that is applied directly on the sores. The gel does provide temporary pain relief and mildly numbs the area. So we are applying the gel 10 mins before a meal. She is eating a little less but its not bad. She has dropped 11 lbs in the last 15 days, but at this stage the doctors are not worried about weight loss.
This morning they gave her a unit of platelets. She was drowsy almost the entire day because of the benadryl & tylenol that were given to control reactions from platelets. Around 8 pm they gave her the 3rd dose of chemo. She was particularly tired today; perhaps each week is piling on the previous ones.
I found this on lls.org, it nicely summarizes at a high level what Rachana’s treatment might look like. Today was the start of week 3 of induction phase.