Apr 02, 2013 - 4:11 am
Finally, a somewhat positive post!
Fourth attempt at first chemo was successful. Slight two hour delay as lab nurse thought port was infected, so we saw the surgeon. He said all was okay. He was given saline, Benadryl, Zofran, & Pepcid. Next came the long Erbitux infusion, followed by Taxol.
Big trouble with the Benadryl. Instead of the antsy feeling lasting for 45 minutes, it continued for 5 hours. They tried Ativan to calm him down. He was incoherent, mentally out of it, hallucinating, and could not stand up for 11 hours. MDA closes up shop at 7 PM, so 2 chemo nurses and a male assistant managed to get him on a golf cart(fancy transportaion they've got) and took him across the street to the hospital so he could get the Carboplatin infusion. When they finished, they managed to get him in the truck. My son & grandson met us at home to get him in the house. Started at 7:30 this morning and got home about 9 PM. NO MORE BENADRYL FOR YOU ,BUDDY!
I gave the surgeon the info. Phrannie found about ulcers and tube hemorraging. He was doubtful, but we now have a CT of the stomach scheduled for tomorrow(I guess that's today, now).
Hubby still can't walk to the bathroom unless I support him, but we'll make it throught the night and hopefully this Benadryl Krap will be gone soon.