This afternoon Kevin received 2 pints of blood to get him ready for chemo later in the day. Around 4:30pm he had a half hour of the new chemo drug Melphalan. (Also used to treat Rhabdomyosarcoma, Shout out to Spencer! Although I don't think this is part of his treatment plan, at least yet anyway) He has to chew ice chips 15 minutes before and after the chemo (a dentist somewhere winces) He also has to rinse his month 3 times a day with a pinch of salt and baking soda. This is all to prevent month sores which is the most common side effect with this drug.
He is still feeling pretty good, ate his WHOLE dinner and has enjoyed watching the end of the Olympics. Tomorrow we are expecting to visit with a doctor about what he should expect to go through over the next couple of days. They are planning to "replant" his stem cells sometime Tuesday. Yahhhh stem cells we love you!!!