Saturday, November 28, 2009

Big sigh of relief

Phew. We're done with last night's methotrexate dosing and Amanda actually did great - no headache or vomiting. I'm pleasantly surprised and hope that it stays that way. She's feeling great today and didn't wake up at all in the night (wish I could say the same for the other two). We may just get through this maintenance phase after all. My brain is a bit scattered lately, so I've got to jot down the RX recipe to remember for next week.

4:00 - start with lots of fluids

5:30 pm: 6-mp medication and Prevacid on empty stomach

6:00 pm: consumption of waffles or other bland food item (shouldn't be hard with my cooking lately)

8:00 pm: one Benadryl and one Zofran

8:30 pm: full dose (don't skimp) of Oxycodone and a small bowl of cereal.

9:30 pm: 8 Methotrexate pills

9:45 pm: listen to Amanda talk non-stop (narcotics bring out the social side to her)

10:00 pm: a good night's sleep for her - hopefully!

We'll see if that works again next week.


  1. So I'm happy to read that Amanda did much better this round than last Friday!

  2. Oh ya, if it makes you feel any better, you're not the only one that's scattered. Looking at the medication schedule is enough to make anyone go absent-minded. Hang in there!

  3. So glad Amanda is at the maintenance stage, you can get a bit of normalcy back. Kristen got her package today and was thrilled. She carries a purse with her wherever she goes,it was perfect! The book Amanda made also made her smile as I read it to her. You need to go over to Kristen's page and follow the link to the good wishes program and get Amanda a scarf on the way. It looks like an awesome program. I called and the lady on the phone was very kind and took my information and said in about 4 weeks Kristen would receive a scarf made especially for her. Isn't is great that there are so many amazing people out there. Thanks again for the gift!