• my husband has been delayed twice for chemo due to side affects from erbitux (skin infections on hands and feet)...and am worried...

    Asked by mamajltc on Tuesday, April 17, 2012

    my husband has been delayed twice for chemo due to side affects from erbitux (skin infections on hands and feet)...and am worried...

    That it will happen again this week. He has stage 4 colon cancer, in his lung. The erbitux is working, as we saw via a scan, but the infection on his toes and fingers, has caused a delay 2 weeks in a row. We are going again this Thurs (he goes every week), and although it looks better to us, i am still so worried that they will delay it again. I was so excited when the scan showed the tumor had shrunk and his #'s had lowered, now I am so scared that because it has been delayed twice, and am hoping with everything i can hope for, it won't be delayed again (his doctor is lowering the dose). Has anyone gone through this...thank you!!!!

    2 Answers from the Community

    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I didn't have that particular infection, but I too had my chemo stopped a few times to wait for my white count to increase. Seems to be a normal thing. I hear about people on here all the time having to stop treatment for counts being low. I know it's tough to wait, seems like it's forever, but be patient. The docs are doing the best that they know how to do for your husband. I hope his counts are low and infection gone this week. Good luck in your journey, treatments, and recovery!

      over 5 years ago
    • SunnyCloud's Avatar
      SunnyCloud

      If you would like me to do a prayer request, let me know. I will need his whole name. Father Ian has a Prayer List & sometimes he will even do special prayers during liturgy. I myself have a group for prayer requests named Wings of A Prayer. May God keep you & your loved one close to Him.

      over 5 years ago

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