Nov 12, 2012 - 10:27 pm
Well we go in tomorrow at 8:30 for a PICC line for David. The doctor's continue to worry about his nutrition and hydration. We had a doctor's appointment with the radiation oncologist and David had lost 8 pounds since we saw the doctor last Monday. They were not pleased to say the least. David is doing better with the Two Cal, which is 427 calories for 8 ounces. The problem is he can't tolerate more than two cans a day. They had him on a nausea patch, which was working wonders; however, he started to have blurred vision so they had us remove the patch. The nausea hasn't come back full blown, but he is having problems with it. How many had difficulty with blood pressure and pulse rate? David has been running around 95/55 with an average of 105 bpm. He used to have a much slower pulse rate in the 60's. When we were at the doctor's today his pulse was 115 and we really weren't doing anything. I will be so glad when we get through this. He has his first chemo scheduled for Thursday. I am hoping that we get to do that. Tonight he is running a slight fever. So very stressful.