Lorelei will check into Integris Baptist Monday morning to begin RICE chemotherapy. Here's an article that talks about RICE chemo. Lorelei will take hers via a slightly different schedule and we don't know how many rounds she will need to take before her stem cell transplant. She will start with R (Rituximab) on Monday. They will give her E (Etoposide) on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday she will also get C (Carboplatin) and begin a 24 hour infusion of I (Ifosamide.) This "I" drug can irritate the bladder so they may use a drug called mesna to help with that. And of course, since she'll be hospitalized they will be able to manage her nausea via IV medication as needed.
She's enjoying one last weekend with "long" hair (about one third of an inch!) before she loses it again.
Posted on Fri, August 3, 2012
by Andrea Decker