Kieran left for school and was happy to pop in after school to feed the kitties as we will be out all day. I left the plenty of food so they should be fine all day on their own. Siobhan, David and I went on to the hospital. We were took to my room were we we're met by my sister Wendy. It was going to be a long day and we were not ready for all that would happen.
I first had the canular fitted, straight do
Read, no problems. then had saline and a big bag of fluid put through intravenously. No problems there either, all was unremarkable as the Dr would say.
I then started the cisplatin, within 5 minutes of starting it my throat had a tickle burning feeling. I thought it wasn't something I needed to report as I wasn't sure if it was anything to worry about. It then went to my ears and was making me sneeze so I told them nurse. She stopped the drug right away and went to get the Dr. Looks like I am allergic to it. It was decided that I would have anti histamine drug to calm the symptoms, this worked and the cisplatin was started again at a slower rate which would mean we were at the hospital for longer than we thought. All was done, I has potassium and sodium chloride put with no problems. I was having a lovely sleep after my high as a kite session on the steroid drug when the tingly burning feeling in my throat started again. This time my chest got very tight, I pushed the bell, no nurse came in so after a couple more seconds I gasped to Siobhan to get the nurse which she did. I had oxygen which seemed to have settled it. Now I am waiting for the magnificent Alimta to be put through and then we will get home, what time will that be, who knows , it is 6:45 pm now.
Well, all finished by 7:30 pm, not before the cisplatin had the last word. I got tight and breathless again as the piriton had worn off. I managed to get settled and was given another dose of piriton before I left. We all got home about and no one cooked, we had an Indian curry which I thoroughly enjoyed. I am now in bed, watching TV, doing my blog and ready to hit the hay. Hope nothing happens in the night, I have to ring the hospital if there are any complications.