We got Izzy home at 1:42 pm Eastern time today. We are so happy to have her back. You can see that she is happy to be back too.
We checked out of the hospital with minimal fuss and a backpack size bag of prescriptions. Most of them are to handle the side effects. She will be going to the cancer clinic twice a week for the foreseeable future to either have her blood drawn, see a doctor or get her chemo.
We have to be very careful to monitor her temperature. If it goes above 100.5 degrees Fahrenheit we'll need to take her to the hospital to make sure that it is not an infection. Her immune system will have its highs and lows over the course of the chemo with the lows being often and deep.
To help protect her during the lows I took the liberty of purchasing roughly a crate of Purell hand sanitizer and scattering the dispensers around the house. All of the nurses and doctors said that proper hand sanitizing for everyone at home would be key to avoiding infection.
Visits to public places will also be out, especially when her counts are low. Unfortunately, Chuck E. Cheese is going to have to wait a while.
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