May 09, 2013 - 1:39 pm
Was not as expected.
Kyle and I had suscepted there would be complications along the way through this battle. We were aware of this. However, I guess, not so soon.
Let me just start by, Kyle is okay and better. I am extremely grateful for that. :)
His first chemo was on Monday (5/6/2013) in which it went well and dandy. He didn't experience any nausea or vomiting. I proceeded to take him home and he was in very good spirits. He ate a good lunch and took a nap. He woke up around 2:00PM and I checked his vitals. He had a temperature of 101.7 and was tachycardic at 160 BPM. He was not diaphoretic or sweating. So I called our oncologist and he stated to bring him in. By the time we got to the cancer center, the doctors checked him out and his temperature went down to 100.8 however, he was now at 180 BPM. We were sent to the ER by ambulance and upon arrival he was sent into a code room. The doctors and nurses were extremely concerned with his heart rate and attempted to bring it down. They got it down to 120 BPM by the usage of a medication (Cannot recall name). Yet, in the process of all of this, anxiety arose and Kyle had an anxiety attack (who wouldn't blame him when there is 6 nurses and a doctors surrounding him). So he became panic, coughing and couldn't breathe. Finally, he was administered Ativan, myself making him breathe in and out through his nose and talking with him. He began to relax as his heart rate lowered down to 100-110 BPM. They admitted Kyle into the Cardiac unit were he was monitored. He was alert and orientated during all of this.
It was an extremely scary situation. Not cool, at all.
They discharged us yesterday (5/8/2013). Thankfully, he has sinus tachycardia due to the high fever which lead to dehydration and ultimately resulting in the tachycardia. The anxiety and adrenalin reforced that rapid heart rate. Yet, his heart rhythm looks good with no abnormalities. Thank you, God.
Could the Prednisone increase one's heart rate? This all was semi-apparent on Saturday when he started his dosage.
I hope this is about as bad as it. Thank goodness, my mother was there the whole time to make me stronger as well.
He finishes up his first round of chemo today, tomorrow and a growth factor injection,Saturday. Than i can finally say FIRST ROUND DOWN. 5 TO GO!
Just wanted to catch you, my family up with the latest and greatest. :/ I am dealing much better with all of this, so to say, and am extremely thankful that his heart is pumping like it should and beaming with unconditional love.
Other than this, Kyle is being as positive as he can be. All he wants to do is go to a baseball game; 50 cent hotdog night on June 15th. Thats what we are striving for. :)