Monday, February 27, 2017

#11 Tomorrow

Eric had his lab work done today and met with a nurse practitioner. He told her his concerns about the numbness in his hands and feet and asked if the dosage last time was too high. She checked and it was not. However, she was also concerned about the numbness and consulted with the doctor. It was decided that Eric will not have the Oxaliplatin this week with his infusion. That is one of the 3 chemo drugs he's been getting. Oxaliplatin is responsible for lots of evil side effects that he's been suffering through. Including neuropathy, mouth sores, loss of appetite, diarrhea, fatigue, etc. So maybe, just maybe, this go-around won't be as bad as the last one. He'll still be getting the 5-FU (which includes the miserable 48-hour pump) and the Leucovorin. These drugs also have some of the same side effects, but hopefully without the Oxaliplatin, they won't be as severe. And hopefully the numbness will fade too.

There still might be a chance to that they will give him the Oxaliplatin again for the final infusion, but they will wait to make that decision until they get closer and see how Eric is doing.

In other news, April the Giraffe is still pregnant.

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