mary colleen Posted December 31, 2006 Share Posted December 31, 2006 My husband had a bilobectomy in early October and has been having Cisplatin/Gemzar since 11/10. He has had 2 full rounds, and part A of his third round. The total plan is for 4 2-part rounds. For the first time since chemo began, his bloodwork is outside of normal ranges in several categories, and he was unable to get his chemo treatment on Thursday. He was instead given a Procrit shot on both Thursday and Friday. He is to go back in on Tuesday, and will hopefully resume his chemo at that time. I have noticed that he has had increasingly labored (noisy) breathing over the last week or so when he is just doing ordinary activities, like coming into the house from the yard, etc. Last evening he exerted himself mildly to go outside and look at a small issue my son was having with his car. When he returned to the house, he had a brief period of real difficulty getting enough breath, but recovered in a couple of minutes. Prior to this, he had recovered well from the early post surgical shortness of breath that resulted from his surgery. His bloodwork is off in several areas: low WBC, RBC, HGB, HCT, and lymphocytes...and high in other categories. I am assuming that his SOB is probably a result of the chemo related anemia. Just curious if others have experienced similar SOB symptoms when in chemo and having blood issues? Also wondering - is it pretty routine at this point in chemo (has had 5 of 8 total treatments) to start running into blood count issues, and if treatment for them is usually sufficient to get back on track with the chemo? Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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