Our staff has created recommendations for home care of children with pediatric cancer.
Chicken Pox is contagious. It can be caught by spending one hour or more in the same room with someone who either has chicken pox or who develops chicken pox during the next 24 to 48 hours.
Please call the outpatient nurse before bringing the patient to the hospital to prevent exposure to others.
Anytime during cancer treatment, contact the treatment team immediately if the patient has a temperature greater than or equal to 101°F once, or greater than or equal to 100.5°F twice (taken at least one hour apart) in 24 hours. Often, the team will have you see a doctor for blood tests and possible admission to the hospital for intravenous (IV) antibiotics.
Nurses, chaplains, child life specialists, social workers and art therapists are available to help, listen and explain things to siblings, as well as to the patient and family.