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  • #36513
    marions
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    Jeff……I so much agree with Margaret in that us caretakers have a tough time also. We can’t “fix” the situation.
    Hopefully, by tomorrow Marc is feeling a bit better.
    Best wishes,
    Marion

    #36512
    jeffgrieder
    Member

    Kinda funny Margaret

    #36511
    mlepp0416
    Participant

    Jeff:

    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 !

    Go with God and KEEP KICKIN’ THAT cancer.

    Margaret

    #36510
    jeffgrieder
    Member

    Dr. believes that the chills and the spikes in fever are from the chemo since there is no infection. He is so miserable. I hate to see him like this.

    #36509
    elmoks
    Member

    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!

    #36508
    jeffgrieder
    Member

    Fever is back. 100.3. It appears to be going up and down. Very strange. He took some more tylenol.

    #36507
    devoncat
    Participant

    I just cant figure out why your body would run a fever from dehydration. To me it doesnt make sense, yet I know it was true for me.

    #36506
    jeffgrieder
    Member

    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.

    #36505
    devoncat
    Participant

    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.

    Kris

    #36504
    jeffgrieder
    Member

    Fever is gone.

    #36503
    jeffgrieder
    Member

    Yes

    #36502
    magic
    Participant

    I think fever from the gemcitabine which is quite common usually occurs in the 1st few days following so this may be an infection,get it checked out Janet

    #36501
    susanl
    Member

    Hi Jeff,

    Keep monitoring Marc’s temperature and if it goes above 100.4

    #36500
    jeffgrieder
    Member

    OK

    #36499
    lisa
    Participant

    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.

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