Baby-sitting, 89, 91 Bacterial infections, stem cell transplantation and, 411 Bactrim, 194-195 Bag Balm, 224 Balanced diet, 272-274 Balloon bouquets, 123-124 Bed wetting, 228-230 Behavioral issues of children, 339-344 of parents, 344-349 stressed children, parenting, 355 Benadryl, 197 Benzene exposure, 17 Bereavement. See Death Bibliography, 478-479

for chemotherapy, 481-482 for children/teens/siblings,

479-480 for clinical trials, 481 death, issues around, 490-491 for emotional issues, 485 for end of treatment, 490 grief issues, 491-492 for hospitalization, 481 for medical treatment, 480-481 for radiation therapy, 482 for relapse, 482 for stem cell transplantation,

482-483 for support groups, 485-486 terminally ill children, 490-491 Bilirubin, 460 Biofeedback, 205-206

for pain management, 47 Bisacodyl, 225 Blasts, defined, 16 Blended familles, 104 Blood, 14-16. See also Complete blood counts (CBCs) donating blood, 87 transfusions, 51-52 Blood and Bone Marrow

Newsletter, 405 Blood draws, 51 Blood patch, 58 Bloom syndrome, 17 Body surface area (BSA), 173 Bone marrow aspiration, 52-53 on last day of treatment, 359 relapse diagnosis at, 384 support for, 155 Bone marrow testing, 19

Bone marrow transplant (BMT). See also Stem cell transplantation for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), 23-24 for acute myeloid leukemia

(AML), 31 donating marrow, 406-407 for juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML), 34 organizations providing information on, 468-469 total body radiation (TBI) and, 244-245 Boost, 284 Brain acute myeloid leukemia (AML), treatment of, 29-30 tumors, 250 BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast), 224 Breads, servings of, 273 Broviac lines. See External catheters Bruising, 1, 15

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