* - significant side effects from the study drug (any Bock’s criteria grade 3 reaction that is associated with hypoxia (less than 92% oxygen saturation) or blood pressure changes (greater than 20 mm Hg drop in systolic or diastolic blood pressure)
* - serious or unexpected adverse event
* - serious intercurrent illness
* - progression of disease that requires alternative treatment
* - desires to discontinue participation in this study
* - is unwilling or unable to comply with the protocol
(There is so much yet to learn.)
And then, after an hour, when Susan was totally fine, we went in search of our favorite nurse from Susan's recent hospitalization, who sadly, was not working. Then, we played with the buttons in the elevator -- Susan made it be "night." [That's just one of the many things I love about Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital -- there are countless opportunities for kids (and adults!) to just be...kids.]
As we walked, I made her stop so I could photograph her cheeks -- which, while decidedly not hivey (even though there was a time when I would have said they were -- one of many things I have learned while in the clinical trial) were definitely...red.
There is time for her to learn otherwise, and I am going to hope beyond hope that Susan does not learn otherwise as the result of her experience in the clinical trial.