Melphalan Dosage Day -1 – September 12 2011

One really nice thing about having a Trifusion Hickman Catheter is that they can instantly attach IV lines to you without ANY NEEDLE POKING. The nurse drew my blood and sent it off for multiple testings. They also started me on 24-hour urine collection.
Nurse Nicole got me hooked up the fluids.

In preparation for the melphalan dosage to kill my bone marrow function, the nurses gave me
Ativan, Magnesium 2 Grams (because my blood values were low on admission), Zofran 8 MG IV and then my melphalan around 6 PM. I had already taken 20 mg oral dexathemasone this morning, so did not need an additional dose with the Zofran.