Scott & Sunny

Scott & Sunny

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Scott was still very sickly yesterday and much to my dismay the clinic wouldnt refill his nausea medicines without seeing him first. I was hoping to keep plying him with some good drugs and bury my head in the sand but they werent having it.
So we went in to the "off-treatment" clinic, which I didnt like very much, nothing like the same old familiar cancer clinic I spose, and he got checked over by Dr Tebbi - which Scott calls his 'feel-up'. The doctor couldnt see anything obviously worrying, nothing distended, no signs of dehydration, nothing like that. Blood was drawn and we were sent home with lots of lovely little sample pots and instructions to keep Scott on a ginger-ale diet for a day.
The blood results came back this morning and thankfully everything looked okay. His hemoglobin and platelets are good and his anc is 5000. He is still oozing bodily fluids left, right and centre though, so goodness knows what is going on. A simple bug perhaps, but with Scott I have my doubts. He doesnt have simple bugs.
David is also quite ill with symptoms similar to Scott but I dont think its the same problem.
Doctor Tebbi is also going to send Scott to another specialist in the coming weeks (once he is feeling a wee bit better) regarding his chronic diarrhea, he suspects it could be IBS brought on by the chemotherapy. Shit! ( <- please pardon my pun.)

6 comments:

christine said...

Thanks for the update Steph - have been worrying for the last couple of days. I wonder if merely coming off all the drugs would cause a reaction like this ? His body is so used to drugs he is now having to detox - does that sound a possibility or am I talking nonsense. But I am glad Dr Tebbi is going to refer him to a specialist about his bowel problems as he can't go on like this for ever. At least the bloods didn't show up anything nasty.

Tell David I hope he feels better soon as well.
love to all of you, mum/nana

lori astacio said...

Hey Steph,

Thanks for leaving me your site. I will be sure to follow Scott's progress through all these changes post-treatment. Praise God he is off treatment. My prayers are that he remains cancer free forever and this is all a distant memory. (unfortunately we will never soon forget)

Sorry to read that Scott is not feeling well. I hope this passes soon. We will be praying. Hope you are doing well, also. Always thinking about your family.

Happy Mother's Day. Try to enjoy the day, even with all you have on your mind.
Love,
Lori

Sandie said...

I'm so sorry to read that Scott is having post-treatment stomach troubles. It's not the first time I've heard of such a thing. I don't know enough of anything to say it's his own enzymes sorting themselves out or some other havoc wreaked by treatment.

It would be wonderful if it were just some garden variety bug. He hasn't been hanging around with swine, has he? I'm sorry for David, too. And sorry for you, too!

I'm SO sure Scott would be thrilled to know the scores of people reading about his bowel movements. Tell him for me that I have a wine cork collection that I'd be happy to send his way if he thinks it would help ;)

Please keep us updated.

Lots of love to you all.
xoxox
S.

Sandie said...

Happy Mother's Day Steph!

You're my hero, Sunshine.

Lots of love to you.
xoxoxoxo
S.

Laura said...

Happy Mother's Day Steph! You're amazing.
Sending Smiles to one and all, Angel Laura

Sandie said...

Just checking in... How goes it? You know me, I worry.

Lots of love to you all.
xoxoxo
S.