shineladysue Posted August 23, 2005 Share Posted August 23, 2005 Hi everyone , Several of you have asked how Mike is doing. I don't know why I always have a hard time talking about us, but I do. I do know that by sharing experiences we all benefit , so here is our update. Overall, Mike is doing well. He totally regained his mental awareness. It was steroid induced psychosis, according to his oncologist. It took over a month , but he is back. It was the most horrible experience. Didn't know if he would ever come back , but he is fine now. In the meantime, he had a little cough going on and Zpak for 5 days took care of that. A week ago tomorrow , he started Tarceva . In 3 days time he broke out in a rash and was itching terribly. The next day there was no rash and then on Saturday (of course the weekend) he had a bigger reaction, itching and a horrible rash. Gave him benedryl. He has also had some nausea and fatigue. Called the onc on duty .. we decided to stop it until we went in today. Today, the oncologist said he wants him to stay off of it for one week and come in next Monday. He will evaluate him then and decide if he should go back on it the same strength or possibly a weaker strength. Adding this experience to others I have read on the board, it sounds like Tarceva isn't that easy to tolerate. Will let you know what the doctor decides next. This is upsetting because it is the first treatment since the end of March, but I guess we will just have to be patient a little longer. His lab work was fine today-blood counts look good. Overall, he says he feels a bit tired , but feels pretty good. Just wanted to share. All of you are in my prayers. It's so hard to keep up these days, but I want all of you to know that I care and I'm praying for you. Love and Prayers, Sue Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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