Feb 11, 2014 - 9:38 pm
Dad has been doing well, but the chemo was starting to get to him and the FDA sent a letter stating he should stop using it and switch. Well, they switched up his chemo and he HATES to eat now. He is still forcing himself to eat, but nothing tastes good (except ice cream and chef-boyardee). The only good thing now is that he doesn't have the extreme cold sensitivity.
So on to the scary news... about a week ago, he noticed a lump on his neck and it was somewhat sore. He didn't say anything about it, but went in to see the doctor. They assumed his thyroid was acting up so they did an MRI and ultrasound... The doctor called about an hour or so later saying he needed to see him right away - this was what sent my poor mother in to a frenzy.
Come to find out, he has a blood clot hanging out in a vein that, lucky, doesn't go right for the brain - it would have hit his jaw if it moved. They have put him on a blood thinner (Xarelto). The doctor is not concerned with this and says it is somewhat common during chemo. He said as long as it isn't cancer he's happy. He does have a port.
Any thoughts on this? Has anybody experienced this before?