jessicahsmom Posted April 5, 2006 Share Posted April 5, 2006 Hello everyone, I now know why I feel so confident in my mom's doctor. They called her Friday after she got the results of the lung biopsy and made an appt. for her to go in yesterday to see the doctor. She was hell bent to go by herself but, I told her I needed to be there to hear what he had to say and I had some questions for him. We were under the impression that we were going to discuss treatment options being, we don't meet with the radiation oncologist until next week. The nurse brings us in and ask my mom about prescription drug coverage and said the doctor will be in shortly and then they are going to move her into the other room. This baffled us, so the doctor came in and again asked about her drug insurance and said he is going to start her on two chemo med's and they are very expensive. He answered our questions and led us to another room. They started mom on VP 16 (Etoposide) and said they can get the Paraplatin in pill form but, we won't be able to get it for a day or two. So our 20 minute visit with the doctor turned into a 3 1/2 hour visit. Mom did good and they did give her something for nausea in her IV before giving her the VP 16. They called in a prescription for her also. I was so unprepared for this my daughter and I had planned on taking a CPR class at the hospital from 6-10 pm for her 4-H camp counselor program. So we didn't get out of the doctors office until 5:30pm, I had to have my husband find a ride home from work because his truck was in the shop and I actually had to call and have someone come and get me during moms chemo to go pick it up, drop it off at home, and bring me back to the doctors office. I had to have him come and get her and take her to the pharmacy to get her med's, sit with her because we were unsure how she was going to be feeling. I then had to run home get her car and go to her house. My daughter stayed the night with her just to make sure she was ok. Her chemo schedule is every 3 weeks for 6 courses of the VP 16 and every chemo treatment she will take 8 Paraplatin for 2 days. The doctor didn't want to wait any longer for treatment or for radiation to start. He did tell us the mass is wrapped around her pulmonary artery and wanted to treat it as soon as possible. So our battle has started and we are praying it works. Does anyone out there have any experience with these med's and have any feed back on them. I would greatly appreciate it...thanks Jessica Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.