Feb 17, 2013 - 8:52 am
This has been the worst couple of weeks. Jeff finished Rads on 1/31, yeah. Than we got snow almost everyday (we take care of commercial places that need to be plowed/shoveled). He broke out with the erbitux rash (finish chemo 1/25) two weeks later. Really bad, a lot of pain. My daughter's father died 2/7. Jeff started throwing up on 2/9. He got 20 inches of wet snow. Not even water would stay down. 2/10 I took in to the ER for dehydration. Talked to the ROD oncall-they said it would not be related to the radiation. ER not sure why. They gave him 1 bag of fluid/neusea meds, sent him home. Threw up when got home. Still could not keep anything down. 2/12, called the cancer clinic asked them if they had any insight, they claim to far out took him to PCP, they are not sure (4 days of puking). They order an upper GI scope. Next day,(10 days) to be radiation related. I call the GI they refered him to. The earliest they can schedule is the 22nd (9 days away... he's been sick 5 days...WHAT. I made more calls. By noon he was starting to talk crazy, he thought if I could get him a bag of dope he would feel better. He was in so much pain. He was now threwing up just bile. And it hurt bad. I called the EMT's and got him to the hospital. But first had to call my daughters Aunt to see if she could come get her. Her dad died in an ambulance on the way to the hospital and she was already having a hard time that day. I totally losed it when I called her..I just could stop crying. I felt so bad, because she was her dad's sister, so she was having a hard time too.
He was admitted and scoped the next day..He had radiation eesophagitis,gastritis and duonenitis. Basically his throat was so inflamed that food & liquid never made it to the stomach.
5 bags of fluid and Carafate did the trick. SO it was treatment related. Anybody else had this happen post treatment?
Now I have a cold and another 12 inches of snow today