Saturday, October 24, 2009
I talked to Tim this morning and he said Tanner still isn't feeling very well. He's not so nauseated now, but is really weak. The nurses said that his blood pressure is too low and his heart rate is too high. They sent him home with a 24 hour bag of fluids connected to his lumen line because he is dehydrated at this point.
I knew that beforeI left, he was sleeping so long during the day that he wasn't getting very many fluids down and I was afraid he would end up dehydrated. It's something most of the chemo patients end up battling. They don't feel well and nothing tastes right so they don't want to eat or drink much of anything and end up weak and dehydrated.
I just got a message from Janet and she said that he has slept most of the afternoon and just woke up and says that he feels really tired. I will be so glad when he starts pulling out of this. These are the hardest days. Even when he bottoms out and reaches neutropenia, he usually doesn't feel as bad as he does for the first week after chemo. I was just hoping that it wouldn't be so hard for him since this was a "lighter" dose than he had last month. Unfortunately, it looks like it's making him feel just as bad.
Janet said she is using the crockpot and is making stew for tomorrow. Tanner will love that!