Feb 09, 2011 - 10:40 am
My dad has had a complication with his post-op chemo. Sunday (1/31) before last he passed out without any warning. Since then he has been very fatigued, week, low blood pressure and just not too well. They stopped the chemo the next day and gave him IV fluids. They thought it was due to dehydration even though he has dramatically increased his fluid intake (through j-Tube) and continues nightly feedings. Monday (2/7), he was vomitting and he's been running a low grade fever so I took him to the ER. Turns out he has blood clots spanning his whole left leg. They suspect that the fainting spell was due to a clot. He has been hospitailized to get the clots treated.
My question is - drs said that cancer puts you at an increased risk of clots. Has anyone else had this problem? Will he be able to continue chemo?