Jun 06, 2001 - 8:58 pm
I just wanted you all to know that I lost my grandmother to Septic Shock, caused by chemo and radiation yesterday. She was a fighter but I want you all to know she would have done the chemo regardless of the risks. But if you are running fever or having any reaction to the chemo that is not normal, do not let them give you a treatment. My grandmother started running a low grade temp and we called and the doc called in an antibiotic. This was on Saturday. She did not get any better and lost her voice and we called again on Monday and they called her in another prescription. Tuesday, she had her appointment for chemo and even though she had temp, they gave her the treatment because they said her blood work looked okay. By Thursday she was in bad shape and we called the doc again and had an appointment on friday morning and they said they would probably have to admit her. Well, Thursday night she collapsed in the floor and we had to call 911 and have her ambulanced to Fort Worth. They put her on a ventilator and held on until yesterday at 8:30 a.m. Me and my mother were with her when she went and she was such a special person. Chemo can be a good thing. It put my other grandmother in remission and she never got her cancer back and live 18 more years. I just want yall to be carefull and ask questions when you have a bad feeling. Hang in there and God bless all of you.