Dec 05, 2012 - 2:42 pm
Wondering if anyone experienced any lower back pain after treatment? Appears to be near the kidney area. Also a little fluid retention around the lower leg near the ankle. I was reading some of the literature we got prior to treatment and it does appear that the chemo can cause these things. The chemo was Carboplatin & Paclitaxel...but maybe the name doesn't mean as much as just the fact that chemo in general can do this. My understanding is that the chemo is naturally removed by fluid intake. However, he is still not drinking through his mouth at this time (through PEG). We are uping his fluids via gravity bags and hoping to get a grip on this.
Last night we contacted his local doctor as the main tx hospital is over 2 1/2 hours away and asked if we should be concerned. He instructed us to head over to the local hospital for some blood work to check the kidney function and rule out a possible infection. Tests were good. We are to repeat the test in 48 hrs. Hoping this is an easy fix. But, wondering if any of you encountered anything similar to this and what you did. Either way, he will be back to the tx hospital on Monday to see his doctor and should get it resolved.
Take Care and Hope all is well with everyone.