Cancer update

I haven’t done a cancer update for a while, but wow have we had a great (not) couple of weeks. Firstly he should have gone in for chemo two Fridays ago, but the hospital didn’t have a bed free on Friday so said that they would have one on the Saturday.

Saturday came and went, no bed. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday no bed. I felt really sorry for him as everyday he would get himself mentally prepared to go in for another round of chemo – which is really hurting him now, also the thought of knowing that he is going to be physically unwell for at least 2 weeks after doesn’t help.

Friday came Yah! A bed. I dropped him off at the hospital and waited with him to be admitted – for some reason they wanted him there for 7.30am. At about 9.30am and still no sign of a Doctor I had to make a move. I went back to the hospital that night at 6.00pm and they had just started his treatment, talk about hanging around.

We finally got him home on Sunday – but needed to make a trip back to the hospital to pick up his meds.

Over the last 5 or so months the chemo has effected him more and more, slowly eating away at his recovery rate in between sessions. It has got to the point now where he can’t even eat or drink so relies on his food pump thing that plugs in to his peg and flushing himself with water every hour.

Today I got a phone call at work – he had been rushed in to hospital because he had collapsed and couldn’t be brought around. So I jumped in to the jog mobile and headed down to the hospital. His blood pressure had dropped really low (an effect of the last lot of chemo). At the hospital he was given oxygen and kept under observation as well as having an armful of blood tests.

We have just got him home and fingers crossed he seems to be ok 😛

One more round of chemo to go in two weeks, then that’s it…


~ by joggerblogger on January 30, 2007.

5 Responses to “Cancer update”

  1. That hospital sounds as efficient as our local one 😦

    Finger’s crossed he’s ok 🙂

  2. awwww, sounds grim. Big hugs to you all.

  3. Fingers crossed, hope he makes a smooth recovery. 🙂

  4. Cheers everyone 🙂 Cancer/Chemo is pants.

    On the other hand mates are ace! 😀

  5. That sucks. Will pray.

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