Thanks for continuing to check in on Brandon and offer your prayers and helpful suggestions. He was scheduled to have chemo today, but they decided to postpone it for one more week. His heart rate was a little high, as was his white blood count. They believe this is due to dehydration, as he is continuing to lose weight and battle nausea. He’s been trying to drink the protein shakes and eat as much as he can, but he has trouble keeping anything down. They are giving him fluids and a unit of blood today in hopes of helping him feel a little better.
Brandon has also come to terms with the fact that it’s time to go back on TPN since he’s not getting the nutrition his body needs. They plan to put the port in sometime before his chemo treatment next Tuesday so he can get started on that again.
His oncology team suggested he try acupuncture to see if it would provide any relief from his battle with fatigue or nausea. He had a treatment yesterday, but it didn’t seem to make him any less tired or any less nauseous. At this point, we believe what will help him most is getting some nutrition in his system. Perhaps after he gains some ground in that area, the integrative medicine treatments may be more helpful.