I feel we are almost experts on the chemo experience since my daughter, Lauren has had over 30 treatments. We have found at the cancer center we visit that the nurses are so nice and caring. You will want to wear comfy clothes because Gem/Cis usually takes quite a while. They should give your sister an anti nausea med in her iv. Lauren also got a steroid. I've read on here where some people get hyper from the steroid, but Lauren never did. Just really grumpy. Bring favorite snacks and an i-pad or laptop. At our place, they provide juices, coffee, tea, pop, bagels, crackers, and ice cream. I don't know if other places provide food. There is also the hospital cafeteria. Magazines, books, cards, and knitting or crocheting are also things people do. They usually have tvs there as well. Once in awhile you may get put next to someone you can chat with, but more often than not they are sleeping or not in the mood to visit. Lauren likes to close her curtain for privacy. Like Lisa said, a port is a great thing. If your sister doesn't have one, ask about it. That's about it. I hope you have a great experience. Please let us know how things go.
My beautiful daughter, Lauren Patrice, will live on in my heart forever.
My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based on my experience as a caretaker for my daughter, Lauren and from reading anything I can get my hands on about Cholangiocarcinoma. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.