Wednesday, July 9, 2008

No More Peg Shots

There's a lot to dislike about chemotherapy but peg shots are at the top of Zack's list. PEG Asparaginase shots are given in the thigh muscles and the number of shots at a time is based on the patient's weight. Zack's first peg shots involved three needles and three nurses counting one...two...three...ouch! Since losing some weight due to the chemo, he received only two peg shots yesterday for his final experience with the procedure. Nurse Cyndi and Dr. Anur administered the shots. Zack saved some 4th of July fireworks to set off in celebration.

He also required a blood transfusion yesterday (which meant a 7.5 hour stay at the hospital) and he recovered today by relaxing at home with the first season of "McHale's Navy."

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you both and sending love...no more peg shots! Zack, check your mailbox this week. Love, Frank F.

Anonymous said...

We love you Zack and Maria! And we're glad to hear that those awful peg shots are history! Hugs, Carlos, Laura and Olivia

Cyndi said...

Dear Zack and Maria,

Thank you so much for including me in the list to receive updates on his blog! I find you two frequently in my thoughts and really look forward to the days when you come see us. I know the hospital is not fun for you, but you both sure brighten my days!

Much love,

Cyndi

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