Hallo Diarrhoea – I’ve wondered when you were coming to visit again

Yip, the Irinotecan has kicked in.  I have to admit, I expected the really severe diarrhoea to start last weekend already so we are very grateful for the extra week of only mild diarrhoea (oh, the things that we are grateful for <rolling eyes>).  But we are back at the stage where Woutertjie gets weighed a couple of times a day to make sure that he doesn’t loose too much weight and water.  And I am looking at him with medical eyes again.  My mom-eyes may see that he looks tired but my nurse-eyes assess his state of hydration.  At the moment dehydration is our main enemy.  This morning Boeta took 3 trips to the bathroom within an hour…

And he started vomiting this afternoon.  It is the first time in a very very long time that he did and it upset him a lot.

Wouter and I nearly decided to take him to hospital for some hydration but decided that he would last until tomorrow morning.  So we hung around him like starved mosquitoes and kept on nagging him to drink.  We are experts by now.

Tomorrow we will hit week 54 of the 56 treatment weeks.  I am not ready to stop treating, but that is a post for a different day.

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2 Responses

  1. Hang in there , nearly over. Been logging on frequently and 2 thumbs up to ya.

  2. Sjoe nog net 3 weke. Wat bedoel jy met daardie laaste sin???

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