During Chemotherapy Treatment
Reactions to chemotherapy are uncommon. However, tell the nurse immediately if your child experiences any of the following:
- skin rash.
- fever or chills
- difficulty breathing
- swollen, red, sore, burning or blistered skin around an IV
You may find your child’s appetite decreases for a few days after treatment. When it returns to normal you can usually serve your usual foods. You will be told if there are specific foods your child should avoid. Encourage your child to drink about twice as much as normal during chemotherapy as this helps cleanse the body.