It's pretty dismal around here.
On Monday Toby started his eighth cycle of chemo.
On Tuesday he developed shingles.
On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday he had to receive treatment in the ER.
On Friday night we went back to the ER, just 3 hours after we left, because of a fever.
On Saturday and Sunday, Toby spent the days on the couch.
Diarrhea started on Tuesday, and hasn't let up yet. Vomiting started on Wednesday and continues.
Medicines currently in use: Acyclovir, an anti-viral for the shingles; Neurontin, for nerve pain associated with shingles; Immodium for diarrhea; Vistaril for nausea. None of these pills stay down for very long however, as we've found a nice collection swimming in the barf basins.
Last week Toby was a happy, roundish little boy. Today he is hollow-eyed, exhausted and miserable.
Ed Clark, Christmas Guest
5 months ago