Re: [MOL] (no subject) Reply to Gail [00290] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] (no subject) Reply to Gail



I will be very interested to hear what the second opinion doctor recommends
for treatment Gail.  Keeping you all in prayer and glad your holding onto
hope.  It's plays a large roll in living.  Your friend, lillian


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----- Original Message -----
From: "John O\ Donnell" <" <brexton@america.net>"@dns.inet911.com>
To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2000 1:10 PM
Subject: Re: [MOL] (no subject) Reply to Gail


> Thanks for your words of wisdom.  I believe we will take a breather and
get a
> second opinion.  I had been told if I could get over the abruptness of
this dr,
> he was a very good dr.  Mercy.  My youngest son was there as well.  He
hopped on
> the phone and called everyone.  I felt so bad for him.  He was so-o-
upset.  We
> are not about to give in to this nasty ole cancer.  With God's help and
all your
> prayers, we will get through and accept whatever will come to be.  Thansk
for
> all your support!!
>
> Lillian wrote:
>
> > Gail, how horrible this expierence had to have been on all of you.  I
> > believe you definitely should get another doctor and amazed you didn't
just
> > slap him in the face for the way he treated all of you.  I am sorry, I
can
> > not be of help in regards to John's chemo treatment, I would only be
> > guessing.  Oh!  Let me guess anyway!  I am incline in my opinion to
thing
> > that either the dosage was far too high for John's body to tolerate or
he
> > had a severe allergic reaction to one and possible all three of the
> > chemo's..  Since it takes some time for medications to leave the body; I
> > would be very hesitant to permit further treatment at this time.  Even
if
> > the dosage is lowered combined with what is still in his system could
cause
> > the same reaction again.  My prayers are with all of you, your friend,
> > lillian
> >
> > We invite you to take a look at our Album.
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> >
> >   ( Very informational, good tips, Molers pictures, art work and much
> > more....
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "John O\ Donnell" <" <brexton@america.net>"@dns.inet911.com>
> > To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
> > Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2000 11:11 AM
> > Subject: [MOL] (no subject)
> >
> > > Well, we are through the first treatment. (chemo)  First few days went
> > > really well.  Then all of a sudden last Saturday, my husband just
> > > totally disconnected from the world.  I took him to the hospital on
> > > Monday morning.  Was told his sodium was very low as well as potassium
> > > and he was extremely dehydrated.  He was there for 4 days on IV's,
etc.
> > > I have him home now, but he is still not connected to the world.  I
have
> > > to work, so I have family helping to watch over him.  All his levels
are
> > > coming back up.  He is hydrated, but still out of the world.  The
doctor
> > > said it takes time.  But it's been seven days now, and I am worried he
> > > has put himself in his own little world.   His chemo cocktail was
taxol,
> > > carbo, and VP16.  The doc said that that was way too hard on him.  We
> > > are supposed to start round two next Wednesday.  He is going to be
given
> > > a lesser dose this time.  I don't feel he is ready to make a decision
> > > about continuing or not continuing right now.  We are not giving up.
My
> > > family has also suggested I get a second opinion.  Not so much as we
> > > expect a different diagnosis, but a different perspective on the
> > > treatment and other options.  While I am whining, last Friday when we
> > > saw the doc, he commented to John that he knew John didn't feel well,
> > > but he really was doing well.  So, 10 days later in the hall he says
to
> > > my son, my sister and myself, John looks awful.  I can't beleive this
is
> > > from low sodium & potassium.  Does he have a Living Will, and what do
> > > you want me to do if his heart stops.  Also, he could die anytime.  I
> > > was flabbergasted.  Surely, there could have been a better way to
speak
> > > to the family.  I nearly died on the spot.  Obviously he didn't die.
> > > I've been to the hospital chapel a bunch.  God was listening, cause
John
> > > is still here.  Anyway, the jist of all this is does anyone have any
> > > info on why John would suddenly disconnect like that?  If anyone has
> > > experienced this, does it last?  Thanks for your help.
> > > Gail
> > >
> >
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