May 30, 2009 - 7:08 am
My husband just had his first big round of chemo 3 days ago and now seems to be experiencing symptoms of a severe chest cold. I was told to cut back on vit c from his oncologist when we first began treatment so he is only taking 500 mg daily. So, when these symptoms of a cold started I gave him hot tea with honey and lemon to sip on. I don't know what else can be done. Can someone help me with this? Just how dangerous are viruses to chemo patients? I have made sure he is not exposed to anyone, my son and myself always wear a mask and disinfect everything. When I take him to doc appts he himself wears a mask to protect himself. I'm totally baffled as to how he could have picked up a germ like this. I've been up all night with him trying to help him feel better and would sure appreciate any comments please.