Dec 13, 2013 - 10:27 pm
My husband was recently (November 7) diagnosed with Stage 4, Small Cell Lung Cancer with metastises to his liver. His lymph nodes are also effected. We've been through Cycle 1 of the chemo and start Cycle 2 on Monday. He was doing fine until the last few days. Now he's coughing almost constantly and his hair is falling out by the fist-full. We were told that the chemo meds he's taking don't usually cause hair loss but I didn't believe them and I've been proven right. My problem is this, I sit up listening to him cough. It sounds like he's choking and I'm in tears. I don't let him see me come apart because it would upset him too much but I don't know what to do. He keeps telling me that it's just a cold but, after being married to him for over 30 years, I can tell the difference. It sounds like he's gagging. I already know that I'm going to talk to his doctor on Monday, but does anyone have any opinions on what I can give him in the meantime???
Thank you all for being here,