Topic: Another rough day...

My brother was not very responsive today. On a good note though, he got some new anti-nausea meds that seem to be working, so far. I got him to eat some chicken broth tonight.  Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.
I'm so glad to have found this site, such loving, supportive people here.
Please keep my brother in your prayers...

Healing thoughts to all of you,

Sandy

Re: Another rough day...

Sandy,
I hope they got the meds right now. My doctor did say that it is often hard to find the right anti nausea meds so it could be rough for a bit. There are several drugs to go through so if they dont have the right one now, press for a change.

I have also been prescribed Primperan (Metoclopramide). I am supposed to take that IF I vomit to help prevent more. It somehow works differently than the anti nausea meds you take before you vomit the first time. So you may want to ask about that. My primeran is a suppository so it makes sure you cant vomit it up and you get the full dose. I call them my little torpedos. smile

Try to keep your brother hydrated while he is sick. Pedialite and sports drinks are good because they keep your body's electrolytes up. In fact, my best friend (a pediatric oncologist) said that we should all be drinking those for a couple of days after an infusion.

When I was sick, sick, sick, I was also eating baby food as it was easier to digest so I knew I was getting some nutrients before the unevitable happened.

Hope your brother feels better today.

Kris

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36 year old patient with buckets of hope

Re: Another rough day...

Sandy,

Positive thoughts coming your brothers way and I hope he feels a bit better today.

Best wishes

Gavin

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Re: Another rough day...

Sandy,

Thinking of you and your brother at this difficult time, stay strong....

Katie

Re: Another rough day...

Sandy;
I will keep you and your brother in my prayers.
Take care and God Bless,
Jamie

Re: Another rough day...

I am a big believer in suppositories as they absorb in the blood stream without having to pass through the gastric tract.  Primeran worked really well for my husband too. 
Marion

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