Oct 21, 2013 - 12:55 pm
My dad was dx stage 4 in January of this year. Started chemo had complications with clots on in April on avastin. Now on oxiliplatin and 5fu pump every 2 weeks. In August back to hospital after fever after testing and some meds sent home cell count was 4.1 then Here we are again today at the hospital after dad was shaking last night with sweats. He was very dehydrated and against his fighting i took him to the er. Tests show dehydration and lactic acid in kidney. His blood count is 2.8 so they are admitting him. He is on an iv and antibiotic drip. They cannot identify the source of the issue. Some test indicates a high level that correlates with infection but they cant say where it is present. I really want to ease dad's mind. Doc said its not from progression of disease as his chemo shows improvement.
What can we do? It seems chemo is killing the good cells and making him weak. Anyone been in the same boat? What is the alternatives? What should i discuss with his doc?
God Bless you all!