May 07, 2010 - 11:11 am
My wife had an ommayra resevoir put in for chemo. On the same day she had a med port put in internal jugular. For 2 days in ICU she had severe headaches and vomiting. Turns out she has a staff infection (not mrsa) in her IJ med port which was removed. 2 weeks after the Ommayra resevoir was put in her headaches are increasing in frequency and severity along with duration. The doctors haven't figured out if the staff infection is playing a part in the headaches or if it's the cancer itself rapidly advancing. One suggestion was that as the chemo kills the cancer cells the dead cells are creating blockage through the csf pathways. Has anyone had anything like this happen?