Feb 05, 2011 - 6:33 pm
My husband finished chemo/rads on Dec 22nd for Stage IVa BOT. Late last month we headed south on a road trip (with the blessing of his docs) just to escape the cold. We are at South Padre, Texas, with limited clinics. Gary has been eating normally for the last 2 1/2 weeks, and has not been using his PEG. Things seemed to have been going well UNTIL 2 days ago. He developed sores on his tongue, roof of mouth and back of throat...painful enough that it hurts to eat again and back on Magic Mouthwash. We got into a clinic down here (luckily since that last ice storm shut down most electricity around here). Doc here says no thrush, but cold sores and prescribed Valtrex for 2 days. She said it would be better almost overnight, but in fact it's worse now.
Have any of you had problems with cold sores? Of course, all kinds of other diagnoses have entered our minds and I'm half tempted to end the trip early and head home (just a bit panicky I guess.....my stomach tied in knots just watching another doc feeling his lymph nodes).....
Any insight would be greatly appreciated........