Thursday, July 30, 2009

slight improvement?

Mom's had two doses of the Decadron she'd been prescribed, and by this evening, she had managed to utter a few weak phrases. It's not enough to say she's truly improving, but the steroid might be helping.

Dad had to go out and get another prescription med called Bactrim, which is to counter the possibility of pneumonia. Remember that Mom is once again vulnerable to infection: she's back on Temodar, which affects blood count, and is back on Decadron, which is what exacerbated her original problem with MRSA. Now is the time to tread lightly, to watch Mom's hygiene as well as possible, and to make sure she gets through these final few weeks without even a hint of infection.


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