Jun 17, 2010 - 5:55 pm
Basketcase wife here again. Just wanted to update y'all what the onc. told Charlie today. He is doing some slight internal bleeding not a lot but enough to push those blood counts down and causing the fatigue and headaches. So tomorrow morning he goes for two units of blood and then tomorrow afternoon to the gastro and will probably have an endoscopy done for sure maybe a colonscopy. I'm trying to stay calm (do you ever reach a point when you don't worry and scare yourself to death? Actually Charlie's the calm one; I'm the one that goes all to pieces) Anyway, onc. told him to definitely get off any ibuprofen which he stopped taking two days ago and now just taking Tylenol extra strength for his headaches. Onc. says getting the blood tomorrow will bring those counts back up and stop the headaches. The little test they do (I'm sure y'all know) to check for blood; the onc. told him if the whole thing turned purple he was going to the hospital; but fortunately just 3 little places around the edge turned purple and since he's not getting the blood till in the morning; obviously he didn't think it was an emergency! Anyway that's all we know for now; keep us in your prayers!
Jan and Charlie Trinks