Thursday, December 31, 2015

Just when I thought it was smooth sailing

Pat had his first chemo treatment Tuesday and everything was going so well. No nausea or loss of appetite, no hair loss, in general no side effects. 

Today was a different story. Today, he woke up in pain and nauseous and worse of all a fever. Yep, fever. His temperature was 100.8°F. For most people no worries, for a patient on chemo it is a worry. We are to call office if it goes to 100.5°F. Within an hour his temperature was up to 102.4°F. The office called back and we headed in to the oncologist. They took blood and are doing cultures and urine tests. His temp had dropped to 99.8°F. The doctor called in a script that was $80 for 7 pills! OMG! VA was already closed so I had to pay. No way was I going to wait until Monday to get it filled!

Time will tell if chemo will be continued on Tuesday or not. 

Normally I don't panic. I have got to get a grip on myself. 

Thanks to the donors on GoFundMe I was able to pay for the prescriptions with no problems. 


1 comment:

  1. Not a good way to start the new year. I'm still wishing you the best.


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