A Day In The Life......

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Karl complications

Well Karl is still having a problem getting rid of the water in his body from the treatments and demerol- all 28 pounds of it so they have him on medication to help get the water out. Unfortunately he's on the toilet every 15-20 minutes. It's helping as he was having a hard time breathing and that seems to be better. He hasn't been able to get supporting fluids (he has enough in him for now) but has been getting his blood boosting -magnesium, potassium and others. He has scans this week and next week so hopefully before we go in for round 3 we will know how well the treatments are working to get rid of the melanoma. Even if they see all clear on the scans, Karl is having a couple more rounds of IL2 and the hospital.
He hasn't gotten his appetite back and I am juicing him as everything seems to taste like salt right now. His mouth/throat infection is cleared up and his skin isn't peeling so bad. We got him a loofa and lots of deep moisturizing lotions to help that! He's in pretty good spirits, just anxious to get better so he can enjoy the wonderful weather we are having with Anika. She's been doing a lot of riding her bike, soccer in the back yard, chalk drawing on the sidewalk etc.


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