atlanta1 Posted April 18, 2008 Share Posted April 18, 2008 Hello everybody - forgive this long post, It has been a rough couple of weeks. My father had to have a stent put in his bile duct as his liver is the most troublesome place where his lung cancer has spread. Couple that with port problems, blood clots now in his upper left arm (same side as port), continuing problems with nausea and appetite...he pretty much nosedived last weekend. After his monthly neulasta shot his WBC shot through the roof and he was admitted to the hospital for 3 nights. He should be going home today although he is still quite weak. He is going to be on IV nutrition to try and get some strength back up and to try and get the nausea under control. Honestly I thought we would be referred to hospice - but - the doctor seems to think that all the recent trouble mentioned above just took it's toll. He is able to resume chemo "whenever he is up for it again". Apparently - they think there is opportunity for improvement. Mentally he is pretty down - and they have started something new for that. He has a hard time dealing with setbacks like this - and the nice PA at the office says that it is quite common to deal with first one side problem then another. Can anyone offer any good advice how to get back on the straight and narrow again? Thanks for the help. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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