Sep 02, 2009 - 7:17 am
My husband has Stage III throat cancer, tongue primary source. He is finishing his seventh and final week of radiation. He had his 2nd high dose of cisplatin 8 days ago. He was admitted to the hospital 7 days ago, released three days later and we are back in the hospital again. I read a previous post from July regarding "vomiting--how long does it last" and he is going thru what "Fields of Golds" daughter experienced. Phenergan seems to stop the vomiting...well almost.
Anyway, he was supposed to have his third chemo the Tuesday following his last radiation treatment (Sept 8). His white blood cell count was 1.7 about 2 1/2 weeks ago and his 2nd chemo treatment was post-poned by one week. His third chemo would now be two weeks post radiation (9/15). Did anyone else have their last chemo a week or two after radiation?
Treatment is being administered at the University Hospital in Cincinnati. His radiology Dr. did not recommend chemo, not a fan. We obtained a 2nd opinion from the Cleveland Clinic. They strongly recommended the radiation and three doses of cisplatin. Our Dr. in Cincinnati is recommending that we not have the third does of cisplatin...surprise, surprise.
My husband feels absolutely horrible. He is in no condition to be making decisions about treatment at this point. I can tell you that he did say he didn't know if he could handle a third treatment. I hate the thought of a third treatment, but the only reason we didn't go to Cleveland is that we have young children and live four hours away. Cleveland said we would be fine at Cincinnati, but recommended the three doses of cisplatin.