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Friday, August 14, 2009

Oh Crap!

Dad's been having some issues with weakness, fatigue and dizzyness. The first 3 days after his chemo last week, were pretty bad. He is getting 2 different chemo's, one he got before, but one is a new one and as he said it "kicked his ass pretty good". Even after he started to feel better from the chemo, he was still really dizzy and light headed. Yesterday we ended up in the ER again and his hemoglobin is extremely low! The doctor was surprised he was doing as well as he was, with it that low. He was admitted and got 2 units of blood. There have been a couple of set backs and in the process he has had a CT scan of chest and abdomen, an MRI of the head, US of both legs and Xray of his knees, so he's pretty confident that if the cancer is there, the only place it could be is his arms :) They did find out that his thyroid is low, so they put him on a thyroid pill to help that, the thyroid could be the reason he's been dehydrated alot and also may explain the dizzyness and blurred vision. A neurologist looked at all of his test and cleared him for any neuro problems. They are referring him to an opthamologis for the blurred vision, but the thyriod and blood transfusions should take care of the weakness, fatigue and hopefully dizzyness. He did have to miss 2 radiation treatments and chemo this week, but his blood counts were too low to do either, so it was for his safety. Everything will resume next week and hopefully this weekend he can rest and get his strength up, so the chemo can knock it down again next week:) Until then, thanks again for all of the kind words and prayers.

Ashleigh

1 comment:

  1. Hey #1 it’s #4 here,
    I’m glad to hear you’re back home and feeling better. I have to admit after talking to mom yesterday I was a little worried but then I talked to you and felt a lot more at ease. David you are truly an inspiration to us all and I always feel better about this thing after talking to you. Ashleigh thank you so much for starting this blog to keep all of us informed I think it’s a great idea. All of us here In Bakersfield are thinking about you guys and if there’s anything we can do please do not hesitate to ask.
    Love you all,
    Alan

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