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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Day 1.5 Chemo Halted Due to Blood Clot

It is 8:30 PM and we just got back from the ACC and the WalMart Pharmacy. Today all we had scheduled was infusion (chemo through her Pic-Line) and a check of the 168 hour Backpack chemo that was scheduled to run continuously until next Thurday. Sheila noticed her right arm was swollen and hurting this morning and when they saw it at the ACC they said she needed to go to Radiology and have a sonogram done to make sure the vein was still clear before they could do the infusion. Well it turned out after being sent back and forth between departments and having the sonagram done, that her right arm where the Pic-Line is installed was blocked by a clot. So after a conference with her nurse and doctor it was decided to take the backpack chemo out oof her port and stop chemo for tonight. She was given her infusion chemo as usual because that is given through an IV stuck in her other arm each day. She was also given a blood thining injection and a prescription for an oral blood thinner. Tomorrow morning at 11AM we have to see Dr. DiStephano and find out what is going to happen from here.

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