Butch went in for his 1st chemo (Cisplatin & Fluorouracil) last Wed, unfortunately in early hours of Sat morning he experienced breathing problems and chest pains they took him off chemo and through a CT scan ruled out blood clot but found he had an infection, put him on antibiotics. They them discovered that his kidneys were damaged and he's been on a water drip ever since. He lost his appetite as he says he has a a foul smell and taste in his mouth and whenever he tried to eat just wanted to vomit, he improving day by day and is having a bit of food here and there. Has no problem with the stent anymore and is not in pain like he was when he first went in. He should have come home last Sunday, not even sure if he will be home this Sunday, they say until his kidneys stabilise he's better off on the drip which I agree with. He feels depressed which is natural I suppose. They are now talking about fast tracking radiation treatment and possibly other chemo. Feeling the stress a little now but my two sons have been a godsend. Any info would be appreciated as hospital will not commit to telling me if kidneys will recover completely. Hope everyone is coping well and staying strong. Chrissy
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