Had a feeling it was going to be a long day. A new anti-nausea drug seemingly shot up her resting heart rate to 120 on tuesday and had stayed there. A check in over the phone confirmed they wanted her to come in for an evaluation today. It was also blood draw day and surprise, surprise, her lines were clogged… With the swelling in her ankles, the Doctor worried about a blood clots going to her lungs which would be consistent with the shortness of breath and very high heart rate. So, yet another chest CT, and xray for the clogged picc line and an ultrasound of her legs to check for clots.
But good news in the end. No blood clot. They are still concerned about the heart rate, so we have to give up on the new drug. A shame, as it did help. So yet another new drug to try. Its in pill form, but its long acting.
Yesterday was a really, really bleak day for Kathleen. We are speculating the Nulasta given so close to the end of the chemo just wipes her out. I could barely get her going this morning as it was a real struggle to get dressed and into the car for the 10am appt. As we suspected a long day, we packed IV gravol in our mini cooler bag. Good thing, as by 12:30 when we were waiting in imaging, the nausea was coming on strong. No where to go, other than the little change room. So, drugs in the closet. The old gals in the waiting room gave us a funny look coming out no doubt wondering what we were doing in there together for 15min. I should have given them a suggestive glance