Sep 08, 2012 - 7:11 am
New Chemo treatment crashed platelets, but they came back a week later on their own. Now his immune system crashed and they can't treat this weekend. What can be done to boost his immune system - they say it is nearly non-exsistant AND he is battling an infection - had a low grade fever for days. They are checking blood cultures over the weekend, hope they can kill the infection, but need to strengthen his immune system. Is there anything we can do at home for this?
Also, FOLFOX had no effect on cancer after 4 months of treatment, now doing 5FU, only had ONE treatment and he had an allergic reaction (hives), his platelets crashed, came back and now his immune system is nearly gone. Do you think they have to go with a different treatment all together? Told they will NOT do radiation or surgery due to colon cancer spread to eight large spots on his liver (largest is 5 cm diameter). Need some hope.