Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Everything went well at the Dr's office today. She can hear a little fluid in the bases of my lungs, but nothing much. She said that when the lung slowly inflates like this and having all the fluid that I had causes there to be some junk left in my lungs. That's part of why I keep coughing and getting stuff up. There may also be inflammation from everything. So, she started me on a steroid regimen of 12 days to reduce the inflammation and help the cough go away. I also told her that I getting very sick vomiting on every Saturday since I started the chemo. She gave me a new anti-nausea med that I am going to take Friday night and Saturday morning to see if that helps. All in all the nurse practitioner and Dr. Mckeen were very pleased with my progress. They both said my lungs sounded good, the ascites was hardly there anymore and the tumor in my breast has significantly shrunk in size. I'm going to keep taking the antibiotic and start the steroids in the morning and hopefully that will take care of the fever and the cough. And most importantly, I will be with Maddie for her party! I actually decorated cupcakes with her and Jamie this afternoon. We had a great time!