The infusion for round three is underway. She has finished the easy stuff – the anti-nausea drugs – and the pump starts beeping to let people know that it is time to do something else.
The “something else” in this case is the “Red Devil” – Doxorubicin (Adriamycin) – which is the stuff that is so caustic that the nurse has to use a special gown, gloves and mask to protect herself. They also have to have another person verify that what they are about to inject straight into her heart is the right stuff. They don’t like to make mistakes. Probably because it is so expensive.
Dinner (for Loretta) was tomato soup, some crackers and Lorna Doones. For some reason, Lorna Doones seem to be the cookie of choice in places like this. I’m not sure if it is because they get them cheap or if there is some curative property of the lowly Lorna Doone.