My dad is doing ok.. has good days and bad. He's been on chemo one day a week (carboplatin) and has experienced severe diarrhea. It has really bothered him and fears to eat food, which has caused him to lose a little weight. His doctor has had him take Imodium and a prescription strength diarrhea medication. It has helped , but he's not 100%. He feels tired a lot, and has been feeling down lately. It really hurts to see him this way. I try and support him as much as possible and remind him he will beat this.
He has about 2 more weeks of chemo, then his oncologist at Dana farber wants him to try a new drug in a clinical trial. Since his radiation treatments were so harsh on his lungs, his docor wants to get that under control with the steroids, which is why they have him doing 1 chemo treatment a week for now.
Praying for healing everyday for him. Keeping the Faith is so important.