beachnut Posted August 29, 2007 Share Posted August 29, 2007 Jack has had two radiation treatments. He has had a terrible cough for quite a while that they say is from the irritation from the tumor. They have given him tussinex cough syrup and some little perles (can't remember the name). The syrup helps, but being narcotic he cannot take it when he has to work. The perles don't seem to help too much. He works as a jailer for our local sheriff's dept. and works 12 hour shifts (6 pm - 6 am). He worked the last 2 nights and is off for two nights before he is supposed to work the weekend - Friday, Saturday, Sunday. He is off every other weekend. They are willing to let him work less hours when he needs to - and for as long as he needs to. Anyway, after the two rads and working last two nights - when he got home he was totally wiped out and his cough seemed worse to me. It is a total terrible cough - not just a little one. The doc said that as the tumor shrank that it should evenuatlly get better. He also felt a little warm to me this a.m., but I didn't take his temp. I told him to have them check it when he went for his treatment this afternoon. Is this normal for radiation? As I said he's only had two treatments so far and is scheduled for 7 weeks. Thanks for any advice. Shirley Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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