Friday, December 19, 2008

Season Starts Her MS Treatment

Last night a nurse came out to the house to educate us on Season's multiple sclerosis medication and trained us on the use of her nifty autoinjector.
The autoinjector reminds me of the nerve agent antidote injectors of atropine we were issued in the military.
She is going to be taking Rebif which is used to treat relapsing forms of MS. In order to decrease the frequency of relapses and delay the occurrence of some of the physical disability that is common in people with MS.
The first few shots will be at a low dosage which increase as she continues taking the medication.
We were both very excitied for Season to finally begin treatment, but also a little worried if she would have any negative side effects.
The most common side effects with Rebif are injection site reactions, flu-like symptoms, depression, and abdominal pain.
I got to play doctor and give her the first injection and I am happy to report that so far she didn't have any negative reactions. I am praying and hoping that this stuff works wonders on her MS.


Anonymous fidelio said...

It kind of resembles an atropine injector, but Season's looks pretty high speed compared to the antiquated ones the military is still using.

I hope the medication helps her without any side effects.

22/12/08 08:32  
Anonymous Sharp As A Marble said...

I hope her treatment goes well and that she doesn't have any adverse effects from the medication.

22/12/08 13:32  
OpenID nursemyra said...

good luck with the treatment!

23/12/08 14:02  
Anonymous Season said...

I'll play doctor with you any time sweetheart!

26/12/08 05:34  

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