Feb 06, 2013 - 11:31 am
Jeff's erbitux rash had really got bad..<*** src="/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/***/smiley-frown****" alt="Frown" title="Frown" border="0" /> it's on his face, hands and now stomach. He changed his fentenol patch today on there were blisters under it. No itch, just pain. He thinks he might have them on his tongue also..something popped and oozed on it.
We went to the Dr yesterday. I called at 9AM and by noon did not hear back, so we went to the center and asked to see the dr or NP. The secterary asked if we talked to his nurse..I said I called and left a message. She looked at the phone and replyed "yeah I have a bunch ogg messages I haven't checked". So, we have a seat and the nurse comes out (note: Radiation is on the first floor and oncology on the second, we are in oncology) The nurse say's Mr Mello that rash is from the chemo (dah) It's a side effect from the erbitux (duh). I can give you a prescription (no..I here for more erbitux). She tells him not to itch them (Itch---they bloody hurt just to move his mouth) I think they are use to dealing with 90 years who have no clue not 50 year olds. On the way home Jeff said-I don't know if they know what they are doing.
At one of the visits with the oncologist he asked if Jeff needed any pain medicine. Jeff gets his scripts from radiology. The oncologist has the list of what he take right there on his computer. I told Jeff that he might have just been testing him, since Jeff is a former 30 yr heroine addict and has been clean 14 years.<*** src="/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/***/smiley-tongue-out****" alt="Tongue Out" title="Tongue Out" border="0" />
He was put on clindamycin gel. Hope it helps