Sep 06, 2012 - 6:51 am
Well, as I start my second week in the hospital the onc told me no chemo this week. They don't want to beat me up with a double whammy of chemo on top of everything else. I started to have terrible diarrhea this morning and instead of lomotil after every BM up to 20 a day, I get 2 tablets every 4 hours which doesn't do any good at all. So far I've gone through a good half dozen pair of Depends and three pair of pajama bottoms. When the onc comes in today I'm going to talk to him about a dosage that will do something.
On top of the diarrhea, I also got pretty sick tonight. It was bad enough that I had to use the panic button to have a nurse come in and get me back to bed. After that I was pretty much a wet dishrag for about an hour or so.
We've set the goals for my discharge: my lab values need to be within range (magnesium is finally starting to come up); maintain my oxygen saturation at 90% or higher on room air, and; no fevers for 24 hours. I also spoke with the Social Worker today and she's going to set in motion getting some home care for me after I'm discharged.