Here is the official list of all the meds Adelaine has had over these past 5 ½ months as a direct result of the diagnosis and treatment of her Leukemia. She was 2 years, and eight months old when she was diagnosed. We are now doing the official count down of when she will be done (approximately 2 years, 2 months and five days later). It’s actually a little less time than we originally anticipated.

Here it is:
• ACETAMINOPHEN – (Tylenol) – Pain Reliever.
• ALLOPURINOL – Lowers the body’s level of uric acid. When tumor cells break apart and die, they form crystals which may damage the kidneys.
• ALTEPLASE – A medicine that dissolves blood clots.
• ASPARAGINASE – PEG – A chemotherapy drug which is injected into the muscle.
• BUPIVACAINE .25% – A spinal analgesia used to numb the area during an injection for chemotherapy.
• CEFAZOLIN – An antibiotic used to fight bacteria in the body.
• CEFEPIME – A broad-spectrum parenteral cephalosporin antibiotic.
• CHERRY SYRUP – Flavors meds!
• CODEINE SULFATE – A narcotic analgesic.
• CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE – Used to treat some diseases characterized by abnormal immune function.
• CYTARABINE 43 MG CHEMO IV – ( Referred to as Ara-C) – A chemotherapy drug given into the vain or spinal fluid.
• D5W-0.45NACL+20MEQ K – I have no earthly idea!
• D5%W-0.22%NACL – Same as above!
• D5%W-0.45%NACL – Your guess is as good as mine!
• DEXAMETHASONE – A hormone similar to hormones made in the body that may kill some cancer cells and increase effectiveness of other anti-cancer medications.
• DiphenhydrAMINE – (Benadryl) – Normally an antihistamine used to treat respiratory and allergic symptoms, but is sometimes used to treat nausea during chemotherapy.
• DOXOrubicin – (Known as the Red Devil) – This drug is so powerful it may turn the urine red, it did Adelaine’s! If she’d had hair, we would have looked for horns!
• EMLA CREAM – A topical numbing cream. (Adelaine refuses to use it!)
• EPInephrine – A hormone used as a cardiac stimulant, systemic anti-allergic and topical anti-glaucoma agent.
• FENTANYL – A narcotic analgesia used in combination with other drugs before, during, or following surgery and also for chronic pain management.
• FILGRASTIM (GCSF) – Used to stimulate the bone marrow to increase production of neutrophils.
• FLUCONAZOLE – (Diflucan) – A medicine to help prevent and treat fungal infections.
• GLYCOPYRROLATE – A pre-medication to anesthesia which reduces salivary, tracheoboncial and pharyngeal secretions.
• HEPARIN Used to prevent platelet agglutination and blood clotting.
• HEPARIN FLUSH – A liquid injected into her port to prevent blood clots.
• HYDROCORTISONE SS – A steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex.
• IT CHEMO IN NS- Intrathecal Chemo – Chemo that is inserted through a needle injected into the spine.
• IV FAT EMULSION 20% – Fat given through an IV for additional calories.
• LACTULOSE – A synthetic sugar used to treat constipation.
• LEUKEMIC-N MOUTHWASH – A mouth rinse containing which work together to numb the mouth and throat.
• LIDOCAINE VISCOUS 2% – A local anesthetic which creates a numbing effect.
• LORAZEPAN – (Ativan) – Relieves anxiety, nervousness and tension also used to treat nausea.
• MADAZOLAM – A broad spectrum antifungal agent.
• MERCAPTOPURINE (Known as 6-MP) – An anti-cancer chemotherapy drug which is taken orally.
• METHOTREXATE – A chemotherapy drug which is taken orally or intrathecally (injected into the spinal cord).
• METRONIDAZOLE – An antibiotic drug effective against anaerobic bacteria.
• MILK OF MAGNESIA – Treats constipation.
• MIRALAX – A laxative used to treat constipation.
• MUPIROCIN 2% OINTMENT – A topical antibacterial ointment.
• NYSTATIN – An antifungal medication.
• ONDANSETRON – (Known as Zofran) – A medicine to help prevent nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy therapy.
• PROPOFOL – A short-acting anesthetic agent used for the induction of general anesthesia.
• RANITIDINE – A histamine that inhibits stomach acid production
• SEPTRA – An oral broad spectrum antibiotic.
• SODIUM BICARBONATE – Used to protect the kidneys.
• SODIUM CHLORIDE 0.9% – Given during chemotherapy for low sodium.
• THIOGUANINE – A drug used in the treatment of cancer by inducing cell cycle arrest and apoptosis.
• TPN less than 2001ML – (Total parenteral nutrition) – Resting the stomach by feeding through an IV tube into the bloodstream.
• VINCRISTINE – A clear liquid chemotherapy drug inserted directly into the vein.
• ZINC OXIDE OINTMENT – Used to treat diaper rash. Appropriately enough, The End!

Not bad for a little girl who was breast fed for the first 1 ½ years of her life, and who had never taken antibiotics until two days before she was diagnosed! Oh yea, this does not include any extra drugs she may have gotten while she was in the hospital. Those are going to be added soon!

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