blueeye Posted November 15, 2007 Share Posted November 15, 2007 Mom spent 12 long days in the hospital a few weeks ago. Her heart started racing and then she was having trouble breathing. She was put on the heart floor at the hospital and a few new heart meds. She got a chest tube and then a pleurodesis which was excrutiatingly painful. The oncologist said the pleural effusion didn't get any better either. She went home without O2 but got it the next day when she started moving around had having SOB. She's also been having pain on her side underneath where the chest tube was...she says it's where a nurse ripped off the tape but I am skeptical. I sure hope that's it but I'm scared it's not just that. She is in ALOT of pain but she says it's a burning, stinging pain and comes and goes. And now she's all swollen. I had to go get bigger shoes this week. I finally got through to her PCP to change up the heart meds and the oncologist put her on lasix. She is going to start topotecan the week after Thanksgiving. She was doing so well and everyone hoped she was going to be one of the ones that beat this. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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