Drug interactions - time sensitive

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Drug interactions - time sensitive

by LibbyBrown on Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:39 PM

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Has anyone ever experienced a rash that has spread from radiation/chemo/avastin? Low blood pressure, staff infection, ringworm and vomiting...and the list seems to be growing daily. My Dad is in rehab and while at radiation this afternoon - they could not get vitals and had to give him oxygen. In addition, he apparently contracted a staff infection on Sunday due to an unneccesary cath installation as well as ring worm?!? I personally think that the ringworm is weird... He has been vomiting for two days which we were told was related to the antibiotics and now we are second guessing everything - wondering if we are overlooking anything. The doctors are holding a "conference" in the next hour to try to determine what to do next - they reassure us we are not at the end of the line. MRI with contrast ordered for tonight. Dad was diagnosed 12/5/12 with AA3 - 4th week of chemo/radiation and 1 treatment of avastin. Second round of Avastin scheduled for Thursday -praying it doesn't get cancelled.

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by SarahGrey on Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:25 AM

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oh my...  im at a loss for words and can only wish your father the best - he's clearly having a fight right now...

i just wanted to give you some peace of mind regarding the avastin.  normally it's given every 2 weeks, though 3 weeks is becoming more common i think.  BUT, it stays in your body awhile and still 'works' so if they have to postpone it a week or so, it should be fine.  my husband is on the 3 week schedule but had to miss today's because his platelets are too low.  so if he can have it next week, that will be 4 weeks.

please let us know how your father does and what happens!

ps - i heard the steroids can cause a rash...

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by siblingof on Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:48 AM

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Sounds like immune system issues. All of those treatments he's on can affect the immune system.
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