Parallel World Pharmacy Volume 3 Chapter 13 part1
Palle was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia. Falma started treatment immediately with an induction treatment to start reducing the leukemia cells.
He started drinking ATRA from day one after the diagnosis, to begin differentiation induction that converts leukemia cells into normal white blood cells.
From the second day, Idarubicin (anticancer drug) was administered as an aid to ATRA.
Two days after the ATRA and idarubicin combination therapy is the fourth day of the therapy.
Palle, who had successfully reduced the number of leukemia cells, had serious side effects.
Whilst ATRA was maturing leukemia cells into white blood cells, these rapidly growing white blood cells were giving off inflammatory substances into the bloodstream, destroying Palle’s lungs, causing pulmonary hemorrhage and dyspnea.
ATRA’s side effects are the occurrence of retinoic acid syndrome (differentiation syndrome), which is said to occur in approximately 20% of patients.
As bleeding occurred in Palle’s lungs, Falma began high-dose (pulse therapy) of methylprednisolone (a type of steroid).
Even if he survives, the five-year survival rate of patients who have had a pulmonary hemorrhage, that is, the survival rate five years after the start of treatment is about 30%.
It can be understood that the situation is dangerous in the short term and in the long term.
“Is there anything else I can do, I am here!”
Falma felt so useless that he could only use the medicine.
Falma creates oxygen with his left hand and supplies oxygen to Palle. It’s possible to supply oxygen for a few days without interruption if it is sustained by invincible divine power.
In the meantime, I hope the steroids stop the bleeding.
But I do not think that Palle will recover by that alone.
Falma remembered while listening to Palle’s breath.
In the dimly lit room, Falma moved his right hand forward. The important thing was left in my room.
It was something I had to not let go of.
Kusurishintsue flew with force, penetrated the inner wall of the house and got sucked to Falma’s palm with a brisk sound.
He clasped Kusurishintsue.
(I do not want to use this unless there is no other choice …)
Falma recalled the unique art of the drug gods, “Immunity power and maximize the effects of drugs.”
Enhancement of immunity was very effective at the time of the plague, that was an infection.
However, in the context of leukemia, if the increased immunity further activates leukocytes, the situation would continue to deteriorate.
Pulmonary hemorrhage will appear.
“But there is no choice”
Still, I was already hesitating to try. There is no more time to lose, and if I leave it alone Palle will be out of steam.
Falma decided to examine the effect of the arcane as a therapeutic method in advance through mimetics.
In the past, Falma had used mimetics to decide on the treatment but thought it could be possible to estimate the effect of the arcane.
“I ask, Kusurishintsue. Tell me.”
(Tell me what will happen if I use the “First relief”)
The unspoken Kusurishintsue responded through mimetic. The reddish light turned blue.
The condition seems to get better.
After all, the power of the drug god was to prolong the life of the patient.
The arcane works. Falma holds his cane horizontally against Palle’s body axis fearlessly and presses it against him.
I closed my eyes silently.
“The relief of the primordial “”
Kusurishintsue shines, and the crest of the drug god appears on Palle’s body surface.
“U …… u”
Palle screamed and bled. Even though Palle’s breathing became rough, it seems the bleeding had subsided.
(Right… I have secured time for treatment)
With a steroid therapy, I believe the lung hemorrhage should go away in 2-3 days.
“Mr. Falma, what can I do to help. Can I enter the room?”