Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Chemo yesterday

Mom had her rescheduled chemo yesterday - it went well overall. She was really tired and achy and didn't have a lot of energy, but with this drug (Doxil) that is expected. She seemed to be feeling a little better by the time we left the hospital. After she got home she immediately put ice on her feet to deter any redness and blistering. Her hands look ok and she has been taking care of them, but her feet are worse. There aren't any blisters (however Dr. Porubcin said that they may develop) but lots of redness and peeling along with some cracks. There's not a lot she can do except make sure that her shoes and socks don't create too much friction. The ice seems to help, and the Udder Cream (Udderly Smooth) which has lanolin and dimenthicone as the main ingredient. It's kind of hard to find around here but is popular in the sewing shops in the QC. 

You can also order it off of the web site, so if you are looking for a gift... she will definitely be appreciative!

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