Aug 24, 2011 - 4:35 pm
She has tolerated three rounds of chemo pretty well; just tired...but Decadron and other anti-nausea helped with side effects.
She was in ER the week after first round of chemo due to a bladder infection.
She is now in hospital after a routine chest scan following the third round of chemo showed a large blood clot in lung!
She is in the hospital right now, but the doctor at the hospital thinks she can go home. We are pushing for her to stay until the clot is dissolved.
We are finding that we have to PUSH doctors for tests and PUSH to get things moving.
I wish doctors would have told us about ways to prevent blood clots, since that is a common side effect of chemo.
What else do I not know about that I should be prepared for?
Hopefully, she can get through the next 3 rounds of chemo before the next MRI...and then we will do whole-brain radiation if we have to.