Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Taking Pills is a Drag

McKenna has decided she is tired of taking pills. She takes quite a few during the week. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday she takes a couple of pills twice a day that help prevent her from getting pneumonia while her immune system is suppressed. Every night she takes two LARGE chemo pills. She adds a couple other pills that keep her body running smoothly with the effects of some of the chemo meds and then tops it off with pills for nausea.
She has developed a technique that prevents her from tasting them as little as possible. First, she takes a drink of water. Second, she tilts her head back and drops the pill down her throat. Third, she takes another drink of water to wash it down. She has about a 50% success rate at keeping them down the first try. She is looking forward to the day when she won't have to take quite so many!


  1. I hate taking pills! Her technique sounds a lot like the one I use. I'm glad that she's doing well, even with all the pill-taking. :-)

  2. That does sound like a drag!! Give her and everyone else a hug from Jeff and me!