eblue16 Posted February 16, 2013 Share Posted February 16, 2013 Hello everyone, hope to find all of you and loved ones well! I posted about my dad in December, the link to that is at the end of this posting if you didn't already read it. I'd like to just give an update on how things have gone so far. He is almost done with chemo, one more round will be given next week. He was only given 4 rounds for now. He had a port put in his chest to administer the chemo (is this something most people do?) and it became infected about a month after it was put in. VERY infected and painful. He had to have it removed and was in the hospital a few days to receive antibiotics. He was then sent home with about 2 weeks worth of antibiotics and a pick line to administer the meds. My mom and sister had to pack the wound every day, it was essentially a huge hole in his chest (he liked to tell people he got stabbed..) and it is much smaller now. Has anyone else gone through a similiar issue with the ports? After the setback, and his 3rd chemo being pushed back a week or 2, he almost to his forth and last (for now) chemo treatment. However she took the Avastin out of these last 2 rounds of chemo since it would compromise the wound healing even more. So we are just anxious to re scan and re test in the next month or two and see how things are looking. Since the infection, my dad has stopped working completely (until he has more energy) and is bored out of his mind at home all the time. I will have to remind him to get on here and use some of that time! Let me know if you can relate! Thanks, Erika Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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