Sooo tired today, and absolutely no chance I'll have time to get my scheduled walk in today. So much for being a fitness blog!
Dad did OK with his first few interferon shots. He took the third on Tue. and everything seemed as usual, including the typical flu-like aches and fatigue. Last night and this morning, though, he said he was so tired and weak that he couldn't even walk. He's a pretty demanding patient (and I use the term "patient" loosely) anyway, so he's now needing a level of care that is beyond my job description. We called his oncologist, and they wanted me to bring him in. His bloodwork, etc. is better than they expected it to be, so there's really not much they can or want to do. He's pretty dehydrated, so they're giving him some fluid via IV. The choice to continue this round of interferon is up to him (3 more shots). He wants to, but I made it very clear that Mom and I needed help, no matter what happens. So, a home care service is coming by tomorrow to do an evaluation and make some recommendations. We'll see what they come up with! OK, 20 more minutes before I have to go pick up Mom and Dad (only one visitor can be with Dad in the treatment room, so I got sprung for a couple of hours). Power nap?