What else do I need to know?
All caregivers should wear gloves when handling urine, stool, and vomit while your child is receiving the chemotherapy and for 48 hours afterward. Urine, stool, and vomit can be safely disposed of in septic tanks and the sewer system.
Blood counts are the lowest 7 to 10 days after the medicine is given. Counts are followed closely and should recover within 4 weeks.
Good mouth care will help prevent mouth sores.
Because the chemotherapy medicine is red, the urine will be red or pink for 1 or 2 days after treatment.
Risk of heart damage increases when total lifetime dose is high. Echocardiograms (heart function tests) are done before starting daunorubicin and at scheduled times during treatment. Medicine dosage is monitored.
To prevent sunburn, wear sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Areas treated in the past with radiation may become red again.
Tissue burn may occur if the medicine leaks from the vein.
You and your child should know the names of all the medicines he or she is taking. It is important to share this information with anyone involved in your child’s care.
This sheet is not specific to your child but provides general information. If you have any questions, please call:
Hematology Clinic 3rd floor, Kedar
Opp.Krupa Petrol Pump, Parimal Garden, Ambawadi Clinic: 07926463219