You are in my thoughts and prayers. Advice? Lets see...depending on the form of chemo they use....different side effects. Radiation? Ask me next week and I will tell you more. Overall advice, study all medications given, get aware of side effects, serious side effects, allergic reaction signs, rare side effects, rare reactions. Pay attention and your grandma to body. Communicate with ALL doctors. Don't hesitate to call 24/7 to the doctors. Stop medication immediately if devoloped bleeding from the butt, allergic reactions and inform doctor. Talk to doctor about
all chemo options. There's pill form and iv to my personal knowledge. Keep a good stash of Pepcid ac, rolaids, ginger, mint, mint teas, crackers. Might lose hair, cut hair short or shave head. If shave head, make it a family thing so she knows how much support she has. Reassure her to call any time, no matter day. Hell, I remember calling my mom telling her to kill me when I was on my 4th hour of vomiting. Let doctors know if any side effects are bothersome. (Sometimes it takes them awhile to catch on why). Give her a lot support and love but also give her her independence. Let her take those naps. As for the radiation, limme get back to you next week after I have my first appointment!
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux
Medications: CellCept, Prednisone, Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D