The vaccine is injected intradermally (between skin layers) in two sites at the back of Rilley's neck. Each site receives a mere 0.5cc of vaccine and the injections are intended to introduce the cancer cells to his body in order to force his immune system to seek out and destroy them.
Our daughters noticed a red area on the back of his neck. When we had a look we noticed that Rilley's skin had turned red at one of the sites of his initial vaccine injections and his skin appeared to be breaking open.
|You will notice on the right side a red area on the skin.|
If you click on the image to enlarge it, you will get a better view.
So while this seemed at first to be a possible negative reaction to the vaccine or possibly a skin infection, it turned out to be a very good sign. It's amazing what you learn, especially when you have two brilliant doctors who are so willing to share their knowledge and don't hesitate to answer your questions! (No matter how many you may have!)