It seemed like Brandon had a decent week last week. He didn’t have chemo, and he only had a couple of days when he had trouble keeping food down. He was able to eat more on most days, and with the help of the steroids he can take as needed, he was able to get out and run errands with his family on Saturday for a while. He was able to spend some time with friends at home on Sunday as well.
We had high hopes that he would have gained at least a pound or two when he went to the doctor yesterday, but instead he lost a pound (or just under a pound). The medical team gave him the option of holding off on chemo, but he said he felt like going ahead with it. They did reduce the dosage to be more in line with his weight now, and we hoped that would also reduce some of the harsh side effects. By the time yesterday evening rolled around, he was in bed and not feeling well.
Next week was to be his “off” week with no medical appointments, as they’ve decided on an every other week schedule for chemo now. However, since his weight was still down a little after having a week when he was able to eat a bit more, they asked him to come for labs and to see the doctor next Tuesday just so they can check in on him and give him fluids if he’s not feeling well. Let’s hope the chemo effects subside quickly and he’s able to get back to the most important task of getting some nourishment into his system.