Apr 04, 2002 - 7:19 pm
My dad is experiencing severe dehydration (stage 3b non small cell lung cancer). He took 32 treatments of radiation (dec-jan) and 1X a week chemo. Then switched to every 3rd week for chemo after radiation. He has been experiencing dehydration like crazy. He doens't feel like eatting and is withering away right before our eyes. We feel so helpless. Does anybody know why he is losing so much fluid? He just spent 1 1/2 weeks in the hospital (got out yesturday) and is already dehydrated again. It has been a month since he received chemotherapy due to the pneumonia and a secondary infection he got supposedly from the antibiotic he was on. This lung cancer is so horribly nasty. It is terribly depressing for all of us. His cancer has gone to his lymph nodes and Im so afraid he has just given up hope. Thanks for listening and any advice anyone may have. M.R.