Tom's blood work was fine today (I was wrong) and he did not need any red blood cells! He had his 2nd round of chemo 5-FU today and is really wiped out today.
1) The anti-nausea drip bag was not working right, so the nurse pulled it out into a syring and 'pushed' it into his port in 30 seconds or less. Tom immediately felt nausea and thought he was going to throw up.
2) The 5-FU push is supposed to take place 1 hour after the medication bag starts running, but the nurse did not do it until 1 1/2 hours after the bag started, therefore he only had 1/2 hour of the medication (rather than an hour) that is supposed to protect his kidney's after the 5-FU push
For heaven's sake, this is a cancer center where they are supposed to follow protocol to a T and they make mistakes like this?
They will be getting a call on Monday from me to ensure that it does not happen like that again.
And I told Tom that he has to learn to SPEAK UP FOR HIMSELF!!!
He knows the drill and HAS to tell them that they cannot push the anti-nausea medication into his port EVERY AGAIN, and one hour into the kidney medication he has to let them know that it's time for his 5-FU push! (Wifely talk time again) As he is NOT a little kid and he has to stand up for himself as I can't be by his side for every minute of every day!
Go with God and KEEP KICKIN' THAT cancer!