May 23, 2010 - 10:31 am
He's had an ultrasound of his veins to rule out clots. Also a CT scan of his chest which showed fluid in his abdomen and Pleural effusions. He had fluid removed from the lining of his lung last Wed. because he was having difficulty breathing. Dr wants to make sure there are no cancer cells in the fluid.
We asked about diuretics, but the Dr said that could cause more problems with potassium, etc.
I feel so bad for Lou. He hasn't felt good in months. It seems like every week there's been something else going on with him. We always think it has to do with the chemo but now he hasn't had it since early April. He had to miss his last (#6) chemo treatment because he devoloped a severe infection in a wisdom tooth and had to have oral surgery-twice. Meanwhile, he's been fighting with this fluid retention.
Now he's way overdue for his chemo and I'm worried about the delay. Hopefully next week we'll get some answers. But we thought that he'd begin to feel better after being off the chemo for so long.
Sorry, I know I've been rambling here, it's just so frustrating because I can't fix it!