stand4hope Posted July 23, 2005 Share Posted July 23, 2005 Don had his 3rd infusion of Alimta yesterday, Zometa and his B12 shot. It really knocked him for a loop this time, but he still insisted on mowing the yard. I pleaded with him to not do it and told him that I would do it, but he wouldn't listen. Our son had another milder pancreatitis attack last week, so he was also down in bed pretty weak. Anyway, while he was mowing with the tractor, he was practically laying down as far back as he could get and still reach the steering wheel, plus it's 90 degrees. I could tell he was having a really hard time so I woke up Mike. About that time, he shut off the tractor and when we looked outside, he was laying sideways across the tractor, with his legs off to the side, completely flat, with his torso hanging over the other side trying to struggle to sit up and get off. We ran out there, and got him sat up, and Mike helped him to the porch swing. It is his back. Don says it feels like it's muscular, up in the middle of his back. As you know, though, he has 7 mets in his spine, and one of them is huge in the middle of his spine. I called the onc (thank God his regular onc was the one that was on call) and he prescribed hydrocodone and ibuprofen. He said that even if he has a compression facture, they will still treat it with pain medicine until they could get radiation set up. He said if it got disabling to call him back before we take him to ER. Otherwise, we're supposed to call him Monday. He drank two bottles of water, took the pain medicine and is now on the couch. Mike was good, really good, but it tore him apart. He's out finishing the mowing right now. He will be able to finish it because he's no longer having pain, he's just weak. It takes a couple of hours to do the yard. He had a meltdown over his dad a couple of weeks ago and is doing better, so I hope he holds together through all this. Please pray for him as much as Don. He is really taking all of this very hard. This really scared me. I'm still shaking. Love, Peggy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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