Jackson is currently taking only one medication. One- can you believe it? Most cancer kids have a list a mile long of prescriptions that they have to take, and Jackson only has one! The medicine that Jackson takes, he only takes it on Monday and Tuesdays twice each day. The medicine is called "Septra". The Septra helps Jackson's body to combat pnemonia- cancer kids are more susceptible to a certain type of pnemonia while they are in active treatment, so he has to take this medicine to help prevent more illness.
One of the nurses told me that even though he only has to take it on 2 days of the week, that it is still VERY important, and that we SHOULD NOT forget to give it to him. I like to think I am pretty responsible, and that I wouldn't forget to give him the Septra- it is very important. But just in case we have alarms on our phones that beep EXTREMELY loudly every Monday and Tuesday at 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM alerting us that Jackson has to take his Septra.
The alarm has been very helpful.
So... now you know a random cancer kid fact.
Oh yeah- Jackson HATES the taste of Septra. He is very vocal about how nasty it tastes. And it's pink.