5FU question

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5FU question

by JGWRNCHPN on Sun Feb 28, 2016 09:14 PM

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My mother in law has been receiving 5FU and was due for her 8th infusion. The last 2 weeks, she has been in the hospital 5 seperate times, receiving fluids, from severe diarrhea and also has sores all in her mouth, etc.  They found her out port was leaking as well and placed a new port, then started her on nasal feedings because she was unable to eat and she is very very weak. She got discharged from the hospital yesterday on TPN nutrition through a PICC line and the Dr has her scheduled tomorrow for her 8th infusion of 5FU again...Doesn't this seem a bit much? She has only been out of the hospital for 2 days and is still so weak, my brother in law had to go lift her out of the bath tub yesterday.

RE: 5FU question

by JGWRNCHPN on Sun Feb 28, 2016 09:15 PM

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On Feb 28, 2016 9:14 PM JGWRNCHPN wrote:

My mother in law has been receiving 5FU and was due for her 8th infusion. The last 2 weeks, she has been in the hospital 5 seperate times, receiving fluids, from severe diarrhea and also has sores all in her mouth, etc.  They found her out port was leaking as well and placed a new port, then started her on nasal feedings because she was unable to eat and she is very very weak. She got discharged from the hospital yesterday on TPN nutrition through a PICC line and the Dr has her scheduled tomorrow for her 8th infusion of 5FU again...Doesn't this seem a bit much? She has only been out of the hospital for 2 days and is still so weak, my brother in law had to go lift her out of the bath tub yesterday.

Also, I forgot to add, they found a blood clot in her neck during the hospital stay, and she is still unable to eat, but they think it is ok to restart chemo tomorrow????

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