I thought I would send an update on how things are going for Paul and me and also pick your brains on a little thing.
So tomorrow it will be two weeks exactly since Paul had his first Carbo Platin infusion.
The first week was really, really difficult. Two days afte he had received the infusion, he started getting sick frequently, he also stopped eating because he didn't have any appetite but also felt that "it would probably come out anyway" and was afraid of that, he lost two kg in three days and we were both upset and anxious. So on Wednesday of last week we decided not to wait any longer and to go to hospital. Our oncologist was there and he took Paul's bloods - which were fine - and decided that he would give Paul something to take in combination with the Maxolon to stop the nausea and sickness. Because of the lack of energy and lack of appetite, he decided to put Paul back on 10 mg Prednisolone daily.
Since Paul's medication was changed/increased, he has been feeling better. He has been very tired; sitting down somewhere with a paper or a book doesn't work for long and then he falls asleep. But he has more energy and has no nausea or sickness and is eating okay and putting the weight slowly back on again.
Since yesterday evening, Paul has been sweating a lot. When we took his temperature (under the tongue) yesterday evening it was 36.9 and this morning it was 37.2 and he has been feeling a little chesty.
We are not sure if this is reason enough to go to hospital to get his bloods checked again. I know that they say that every little infection while being on Chemotherapy can be dangerous, but Paul often has those days where he feels a little chesty and generally ill and then it just changes again back to normal. Any thoughts on this?