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."