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  1. Unfortunately I do not. 2 types of chemo and immunotherapy were given but I'm not aware of the names. Thankfully no side effects as of yet. He was also given 3-5 days of steroids which helped some with his cough. He's hanging in tough which allows us all to be much more optimistic.
  2. Since you all have been very helpful and supportive I just wanted to give you guys a quick update! Dad will he starting chemo this Wednesday!
  3. We came upon Enterade AO supportive care hydration. From what I see it's like gatorade without sugar. Electrolytes, amini acids, and stevia as the sweetener. Apparently it's supposed to help GI issues after chemo. Any personal reviews on this?
  4. Ill be sure to ask. Since this is all fairly recent and I unfortunately am not accompanying him to his visits. Aside from the xrays, CTs, ultrasounds, biopsy, and PET scan I really am not sure what other exams have been performed. It's just scary to be told its stage 4 lung cancer and he needs to start chemo and immunotherapy as soon as the insurance approves. It's a shock and we wonder how we never knew before. Why he never had symptoms prior to when he did?...
  5. Thank you so much for the replies. This makes me feel better. I feel I've come to the correct place for adviceđź’™. I do apologize for any duplicate posts. I'm barely getting the hang of being on a chat forum and was not sure I had even registered correctly. I'll be sure to have Dad ask for a new script
  6. I apologize for the multiple posts. Being new to a forum, I didnt realize it posted since I couldn't find it. Not sure how to delete the extras. I appreciate your feed back!
  7. Quick background, my Dad was diagnosed last month with stage 4 lung cancer. As I'm sure you all know, it was a shock. No history of smoking. No familial history of cancer. It started as a mild cough back in March of this year and has progressed to relentless coughing fits and SOB. It took 5 months for doctors to figure out what was going on. He's been losing weight due to loss of appetite and has yet to start treatments thanks to the insurance taking its sweet time to approve chemo. He's been given an inhaler to use every 6 hours and guaifenesin-codeine syrup to aleviate the cough but really aren't doing much to help him (particularly the syrup doesn't relieve the cough). I desperately want to help him just breathe easy and get a good nights sleep, but I don't know what else can be done. My Mom has taken role as caregiver and has bought Hepa filters, teas, cough drops, vicks, vaporizer, humidifier, neck massager, therapedic neck pillow, basically everything under the sun. She has already eliminated using cleaning supplies with strong scents and tries cooking outside on the grill instead of inside when possible to avoid aggravating my Dad's cough. She massages his esophagus lightly and that seems to help him rest. (Dad feels like there something in his throat that provokes the cough thus all the neck and throat stuff) Any advice? Please? I don't want my Mom to get burned out, and I don't want my Dad to give up before the fight has even started. I feel so useless and I'm trying my best to stay strong for them but pregnancy hormones don't help the already emotional.
  8. Quick background, my Dad was diagnosed last month with stage 4 lung cancer. As I'm sure you all know, it was a shock. No history of smoking. No familial history of cancer. It started as a mild cough back in March of this year and has progressed to relentless coughing fits and SOB. It took 5 months for doctors to figure out what was going on. He's been losing weight due to loss of appetite (literally like 15-20lbs now) and has yet to start treatments thanks to the insurance taking its sweet time to approve chemo. He's been given an inhaler to use every 6 hours and guaifenesin-codeine syrup to aleviate the cough but really aren't doing much to help him (particularly the syrup doesn't relieve the cough). I desperately want to help him just breathe easy and get a good nights sleep, but I don't know what else can be done. My Mom has taken role as caregiver and has bought Hepa filters, teas, cough drops, vicks, vaporizer, humidifier, neck massager, therapedic neck pillow, basically everything under the sun. She has already eliminated using cleaning supplies with strong scents and tries cooking outside on the grill instead of inside when possible to avoid aggravating my Dad's cough. She massages his esophagus lightly and that seems to help him rest. (Dad feels like there something in his throat that provokes the cough thus all the neck and throat stuff) Any advice? Please? I don't want my Mom to get burned out, and I don't want my Dad to give up before the fight has even started. I feel so useless and I'm trying my best to stay strong for them but pregnancy hormones don't help the already emotional.
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