Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A Rotten Few Days

The title speaks for itself. This weekend and last few days have just been rotten. Chemo 6 - Session 2 is really really taking a toll on mom. I've had to deal with a multitude of side effects and keeping a very watchful eye. Spiking fevers, very very low energy levels, fluid retention in legs, chest pain, and intense bone pain. For the most part, I've been able to pinpoint where each side effect is from and managing that with pain meds, hydration, tpn and tips from fellow caregivers. The one thing that concerns me is the chest pain. I am thinking the blood clot is reappearing. She's on the blood thinner which is good and I am thankful that we have a scan later this week to see what's going on in the chest region.

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