By the time Scott and I got home yesterday, I was not in the shape to post this or do much of anything. There has been a massive screwup at the hospital with Sandi's chemo.
There are multiple drugs in her chemo cocktail and they are supposed to run into her in a certain sequence. The second drug they gave her Thursday and Friday was the wrong drug because somebody down in pharmacology read the order wrong. The wrong drug name got into the system wrong and therefore when the nurses on the floor did their checks they did not catch the error. It was only after yet another nurse doing a quality control audit independent of everybody else finally caught the error yesterday afternoon.
This easily could be disastrous in terms of Sandi's liver and kidneys. The early tests they did last night and this morning as they ran multiple drugs of different types indicated that things were preliminarily looking okay. As far as she knows this morning that is still true.
But, her doctor has come in this morning in the last hour and explained to her that the chemo is not just delayed, but stopped all together while they deal with this issue. Later today, somebody is going to come in and hook some sort of port device into her existing port beneath the skin. This second port, which will be external and hooked into her current port, will allow them to do some sort of transfusion deal where they will drain bad stuff out of her and pump in good stuff. I don't really know how this is supposed to work.
This process could take five days. It depends on how she does and what results they get back. They think she is okay, but they are doing this to try and make sure she suffers no permanent liver or kidney damage. Both were not in that good a shape as it was and this disaster certainly has not been good for either one.
As to the chemo.....it looks like it basically has to be done all over from day one. Whether they will do that in the hospital right after this deal and just keep her in there through his office everyday for five days, or what we don't know. The doctor isn't worried about that right now. He is very concerned about what has been done to her and trying to mitigate the massive screwup.
You know it is really bad when multiple bigwigs in charge of various things at the hospital all come down in teams and separately to apologize profusely and to let her know they are willing to do anything for her. All that is well and good, but it does not turn the clock back and fix anything.
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