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Laurie

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Hi My Mom has small cell lung cancer and was doing fine, this last chemo, the fourth one has made her so sick. She used to be better after a week or so but this time she is still throwing up into her third week. The doctor has checked her brain to see if it has spread but it hasn't. Has any one ever been throwing up for this long? she has been going to the hospital daily for hydration..

God bless you all

Laurie

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Hi,

My mom had a bad spell with nausea as well. At the hospital they gave her various drugs IV to help. She got Kytril, dexamethesone, maxeran and gravol. When she got home she continued with Kytril, dexamethesone and maxeran. Her Oncologist said the nausea may have been due to her elevated liver enzemes. Have they done lab work as well?

Hope you find a solution.

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Hi Fay,

Thanks for replying. I will look into that drug Kytril and the liver enzymes. She is going to the doctor tomorrow, hopefully we will know more then. I was thinking maybe she had an infection? Zofran is the main drug that she takes, as well as many others. I know that she has her blood drawn all of the time, what should I be looking for? Maybe they should just keep her in the hospital until it goes away for a couple of days.

How is your mother doing?

God Bless

Laurie

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Hi Laurie,

Zofran and Kytril are the same class of drugs, but never- the-less, maybe she will have better results with Kytril. What really helps though is adding the dexamethesone. Like you suggested, a stay in the hospital may help as well. They will be able to give her the drugs via IV and help her catch up on her fluids. We had to take my mom in one day, because the nausea and vomitting was so bad the pills weren't staying down, but they were able to get it under control after about 5 hours. My mom is now vacationing for two months until her next CT scan. We are praying for good results. Hoping the same for you guys,

fay

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Laurie,

My dad had a horrible time with his 4th round of chemo! His levels hit rock bottom, he lost 30 pounds and keep having to get transfused and hydrated. He spent 6 days in the hospital and to be honest we didn't think we'd get him back. The good news, the chemo worked ! He isn't cured by any stretch of the means, but after his harrowing experience, we found out that virtually all of the tumors in his lungs were gone! The tumors in his liver were teeny tiny and he no longer needed chemo. (just to be monitored every 3 weeks, CT's every 3 months) It's been 6 weeks since his last round of chemo and slowing he is making a come back! Eats like a horse (thanks to the prescription Megace), has not vomitted in a month (thanks to phenergrin and zoforan) and sleeps almost like he used to (thanks to zanax)

Keep vigilent with your mom's care. We tried every drug imaginable to get his vomitting under control and it wasn't until he was in the hospital that we finally did. (His potassium, magnesium and calcium were non-exsistent and his blood count was dangerously rock-bottom, so his body began to shut down) But he responded immediately to the treatments and transfusions in the hospital and after we got him home were were dead-on every 4 hours with the nausea meds. He never did vomit again after coming home, but to this day he still takes those nausea meds every 4 hours just in case and just to stay on top of the situation.

Sending you positive thoughts--Your family is in my prayers

Hugs

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Hi Katie,

Thank you for replying to my message. I feel bad that someone else has gone through a similar experience, but comforted to know that I am not alone. Mom is a little better today, had a good visit with Oncologist, its weird one the two partners, one is real positive- she likes him. He is going to give her a new scan on Monday and thinks cysplatnium is not agreeing with her. Please pray for her, and I will pray for your father.

Thank you again

Laurie

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We just found out that my mother has small cell lung cancer extensive stage with metastasis into the liver. She spent eight days in the hospital and now is home undergoing chemo on a outpatient basis. It seems like she is getting sicker every day. Her voice is completely gone due to the the tumor has damaged nerves. Today I saw her cry for the first time. The doctors are giving her possibly a year if all goes well with treatment. I am interested in talking with other family members of SCLC patients. Thank you for listening.

:) Susan

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Hi Susan,

My dad, extensive SCLC mets to liver, much the same story, I'm here is you need to talk or have questions. I've been going through this a very long 4 1/2 months (seems like 4 1/2 years) and my emotions are like a see-saw sometimes. This message board has helped me tremendously as well as the loving folks who lift me up each day....they are the survivors and yet they are the ones conforting me ! Please write if you need to talk, vent, or compare notes. Take care,

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Hi Susan,

Hang in there, my Mom's lung was completely collapsed when she was first diagnosed her tumor was very large. They took her chest xray, and told her she had cancer. We were told it was inoperable and we feared worst.

However, chemo has opened her air passage and now her lung is working again. There are many ups and downs in this disease, you are not alone. The suvivors here inspire me, they stay strong for their families. Try to stay positive and take care of yourself..... I am praying for you and your family.

Laurie 8)

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Laurie and Katie B.

Thanks for your replys. Mom finished her second round of Chemo today. She has had no nausea but is very depressed. She did not get sick after the first round so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. She will undergo a CT scan in a week to see if the tumor is shrinking. She is having alot of trouble swallowing food and medicine and alot of trouble with breathing. I hope chemo will be able to open her air passage soon. I will keep your families in my prayers.

Thanks again,

Susan

P.S. I'm just learning how to use these message boards :oops:

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Susan:

This is what these boards are all about. We all are here to support each other and also we want you to know that you are not alone, nor do you have to face this alone.

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