MY MUM has just come back from her oncologist appointment with the top consultant. She had her bloods taken this morning and the results show her sodium levels have dropped again to 122. They should be 133 to 135.
She had her 2nd cycle of chemotherapy approx 5 wks ago of carboplatin and eptoside but the weekend before she was due her 3rd cycle she was admitted into the acute medicine unit after 24 he vomiting.
After various tests they found nothing and suspected it was a viral bug and was discharged the next day.
She was put on steroids 4mg for 7 days to build her up.
She finished the course yesterday.
As a matter of course they are sending her for a bone density scan and a mri of her head.
She has lung cancer with Mets to the liver and her oncologist is happy as after only 2 cycles it's shrunk considerably.
My concerns are before she was diagnosed with the cancer last October her salts were low for 2 months which they said was an indicator.
Now it's low again am worried?
Should I be?
Thanks in advance.
She's having her 3rd chemo cycle next Wednesday.