For those who are intimately involved with this kind of cancer, this is the type of chemo Jason received from Sept 1999 – 2000. The treatment was very intensive and ultumately did not work. He ended up with his secondary cancer in his bones and lungs after the bone marrow treatment.
- 1st treatment was Doxorubicin (Adriamycin)Vincristine (Oncovin)Cylophosphamide (Cytoxan) Sept. 13, 1999
- 2nd treatment was Cis – Platin (platinol, (is – Platinum, CDDP)Etopside (VP-16, VePesid) Oct. 4, 1999
- 3rd treatment was same as 1st. Oct. 26, 1999
- 4th treatment was same as 2nd Nov. 23, 1999
- 5th treatment same as 3rd. Dec. 16, 1999
- 6th treatment – Cis – Platin (platinol, (is – Platinum, CDDP)Etopside (VP-16, VePesid) Jan. 14, 2000
- 7th treatment same as 1st. Doxorubicin (Adriamycin)
Bone Marrow Transplant. Tentative schedule below;
DETAILED PREPARATION FOR TRANSPLANT:
March 24, 2000
Outpatient center @6:00am, CT chest/abdomen/head/sinus; bone age; ECHO/EKG; BAER hearing test
March 28, 2000
Injection of dye into broviac for MIBG scan
March 29 &30th, 2000
12:00 pm MIBG scan both days
March 31, 2000
Oncology clinic visit
they will do a bone marrow extraction @8:30 am then at 1:30pm Jason has a psychological review.
April 3, 2000
The big final talk with the BMT doc, Dr. Pietryga. We have a talk with him at 10:30am to get the low down on everything that will happen from there.
May 2, 2000
Jason is admitted for 4 days of intensive chemo and then 4 days after the chemo, they will give his bone marrow back in a transfusion. The chemo given is;
(Melphalan for 3 days),
(Carboplaten) given continuously.
May 9, 2000 TRANSPLANT
Bone Marrow Transplant starting at 2:00 pm
Isolation in hospital balance of May or until his counts are up satisfactorily enough to go home.
The medications he was on
- Diflucan … to prevent antifungal infection in G.I. Tract
- Bactrim … to prevent pneumocystis pneumonia
- Megace… appetite stimulant
- Zofran …. dissolvable tablets for nausea
- Neupogen shot after chemo for 4-5 days for colony stimulating factors to speed up the growth of neutrophils (white blood cells) in the bone marrow.