Mar 19, 2011 - 2:22 pm
Sorry it has been a while however life has been a bit hellish and we don't feel like we should post if we can't give back somehow. First of all this is an incredibly awful way to get better and the treatment sucks!
This is Robyn, Rons wife, I am posting as Ron is too sick. He is currently in the middle of treatment. He just finished 5 weeks of IMRT radiation with 2 more weeks to go and had his 2nd round of cisplatin last Monday, he will get his 3rd round on the 29th of March. He is no longer eating or drinking by mouth and taking 100% of food and meds through the peg tube. In addition to the chemo on Monday he has had shots of neupogen to help his white cell count each day for the last 4 days. His chief complaint is the mucous and got up first thing this morning and was sick to his stomach, it was all mucous. He tried feeding and taking the zofran med for nausea but proceeded to get sick immediately. Any ideas on how to settle his stomach? He needs hydration and food. We are afraid if he puts anything down he is going to lose it. I have been on hold with the online nurse for nearly an hour.
Ron had his monthly head and neck appt yesterday as well as radiation and both docs said the worst days are ahead. Could this be possible? I can't imagine how it can be much worse than this.
We are using the baking soda salt mixture and that seems to help. We have read all of the info you all have posted and much of it has been very helpful. There does not seem to be any remedy for the mucous.
Any info or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Robyn & Ron