Karen's High Dose Chemo Diary
To: "wellness" <
Subject: Day +10
From: "Lynn Blanchard" <
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 05:38:35 -0500
It was a great day for her blood count with the 2.3, but it sure has made her sick. Her temperature is 100.0, and she is very sick to her stomach. Today she had a reaction to the magnesium, they gave her 2 grams of magnesium concentrated, during the week she has been taking a diluted version. She did not want me to get the doctor, but I had to because she was looking worse the more the IV dripped. She has been unable to keep any medicine down all afternoon and night. I spoke with the doctor this afternoon, they said to increase the medicine that would stop her from being sick, it has not helped. So tomorrow they will start an IV that is stronger ang should help her stomach. I will watch her closely tonight, and if anything does change I will get in touch with you.
I do not think she will be going home on Friday, due to the people that they said were going home on Monday are still with us. They did let Linda go home at three today, she came by the room to wish Karen good luck. So Karen is not getting her heart set on anything, to get disappointed in the end. I will write tomorrow, hopefully with better news. Take care Harry, it should not be much longer.