Jul 08, 2009 - 8:04 pm
Got my PEG tube Mon. Got my second dose of Erbitux yesterday and had mapping done today. So tomorrow is it. "First round of radiation." Will be getting Amifostine shot before each treatment, so will be taking Benedryll and Compozine an hr. before the shot. Only 33 Rad treatments to go !!!! Wish me luck, I'll probably need it before this is over. I'm actually glad to get started. Get on a schedule.
They sent out a home health nurse yesterday to show us how to take care of the PEG. She nearly killed me. Didn't soak up the gauze under the button and I thought she tore a rib out. Ruth said I turned white as a sheet. It was sore all day yesterday. I cleaned it and redressed it today and it didn't hurt a bit. We called home health and told them not to come back out, that we wouldn't be needing them.
So wish me luck and thank you all on this site for all the info,it sure helped with all the docs and everyone 'Cause it helped me with what to expect and the questions to ask everyone.
So once more,