According to Hannah's protocol, in this phase of treatment, she will be receiving an escalating dose of IV methotrexate, until the point her body cannot tolerate it anymore. That point is determined by her blood counts and ANC levels.
Yesterday, her ANC had slipped just below the acceptable levels for continuing on the higher doses of IV Mtx. They skipped giving her that yesterday and the next time she does receive it, the dose will only be 80% of the amount last given.
I am happy for Hannah that she doesn't have to endure more intense doses for now, and a little concerned that she only made it through one round of the escalating chemo.
So, yesterday she only received two types of chemo, one in her spinal fluid and one through an IV. Hannah goes under for the spinal chemo. It is something I am never going to get used to, but I am glad she hasn't been waking up with screaming rages anymore.
This time it took her awhile to awake. I guess she really wanted a nap! Her little face looked so peaceful amid all the wires. It is definitely a different road we are on.