2nd ASCT Day Minus 2 – Melphalan IV May 16 2012

Faye Hummel arrived early to help me keep pace with eating ice chips prior, during, and after my intravenous mephalan chemotherapy. Melphalan destroys all the cells in the bone marrow – the cancer cells and all or you good cells too. As a side effect, it is extremely hard on the gastrointestinal tract and can cause severe mucositis. Keeping the mouth and GI tract cooled with ice chips for about 15 minutes before the melphalan,