Poor Mimi had her first case of nausea for most of Friday.
Everytime an alcohol wipe was near her (they use it to clean off her "tubie" to insert her fluids or meds), everytime anyone came in with freshly washed hands in antibacterial soap, and to kicker was the "sleepy medicine" going into her port. She always said she can taste it in her mouth right before she falls asleep but this time it made her vomit. (sorry for TMI!)
Her Spinal Tap went fine and it was pretty quick so we were home by noon. Some people asked why Mimi keeps getting Spinal Taps.
Here is why:
Intrathecal (Spinal Tap) chemotherapy, methotrexate, is also given into the spinal fluid for at least 4 doses, each separated by a week. This chemotherapy helps kill any lymphoma cells in the brain or spinal cord.
I found this site to be neat (Mimi likes to see why she gets things done) http://spinaltap.starlightprograms.org/003.swf