Oct 26, 2012 - 10:18 am
Week three is complete today! 4 more to go.. We've had a rough go of it this week. Since he is BOT radiation,(no surgery) his tongue is really tore up. As most of you saw on a previous post, they refuse to put lidocaine in his MM for fear of aspiration to the lungs due to the condition of tongue, I guess. So I feel limited to what to do.
They put him on morphine patches couple days ago. Not getting relief to the mouth area at all. He ate very little yesterday and nothing so far this morning. He does not have a PEG, and I'm sure he will have to give in to it soon.
Ran a fever last night at 101 and called the hospital and believe the plan is to give him antibiotics after rad tx today. Is this common with Chemo? Or a possible infection in the mouth?
So, he's only doing MM and salt/bakins soda rinses. Someone mentioned fentanyl lollipops or popcicles....what are these and how do you get them?
I won't let this cancer think it's winning the battle...I have my Combat Boots on!!! And Skiffin16 (John) is my ROCK right now. Thank you John.