Hang in there. I do believe that being the caretaker is sometimes harder than being the patient. I know that watching Tom take his poison…um I mean Chemo day after day is heartbreaking but even worse than that is watching him lose so much weight. All we can do as caretakers is to be there for them and give them the moral support !
My mom also has severe pain on her side. They gave her hycosimine (i’m sure that’s the in-correct way of spelling that) for the spasms in her tummy. It really seems to help. But her spleen is also really enlarged and it causes her alot of pain. She has also ran a low-grade fever really since being diagnosed. However, they have never said she has any infection. ??? Good luck and I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers!
He has been drinking a lot of Gatorade, but not enough water. Dr. told him that he needed to fill up the water glass a little more. It does not sound funny though Kris. I completely understand where you are coming from.
Great news Jeff. How is Marc doing liquid wise? I ran all types of fevers and had severe pain when I got dehydrated from chemo. If Marc is having problems with his stools or is not drinking enough, perhaps this could be the problem? I know it sounds funny, but I know this is the case for me.
Jeff, one of the hardest things about having cancer is waiting when you want to get in there and fight. So I hope you keep up your spirits, and Marc’s too, and enjoy the weekend.
Is it spring down there in Texas yet? Are you all near the Gulf Coast? That’s one place I have never visited but would love to see someday. Up here in the Pacific Northwest we have cloudy weather and cold oceans. I would like to swim in a warm ocean once in my life.