Jun 23, 2004 - 8:24 am
With only three treatments left to go, my Dad is thinking of stopping his treatment - it is beating him down. He has no appetite. He stays nauseated, and complains of a metallic taste in his mouth. He has no energy, and is constantly fatigued. His white blood cell count is down, and he's having to take a shot everyday to help improve that. I keep telling him only three more to go, and he keeps telling me that I don't understand how bad it is -- that this is the worst he's ever felt in his life. I don't know if I should push him to keep it up, or see if he could drop the Oxalipatin(sp?) and continue with the 5-Fu and Leucovorin? Any hindsight would be greatly appreciated.
Hugs and Prayers to All~