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Lube and oil again

Nov 20, 2009 - 2 comments

Had another transfusion of 2 units of PRBCs.

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New medication

Nov 16, 2009 - 0 comments

Today Dr. K prescribed Atenolol to control the tachycardia and palpitations.  I hope it helps because it is uncomfortable to feel like your heart is about to leap out of your chest.  Only time will tell...  I also decided that since Don is going to have surgery next Tuesday, that I would have chemo this week and take next week off.  Maybe my counts will improve during that week.  The chest X-ray was normal, no fluid in the lungs, so that's a relief.  It is probably just allergies.

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Nov 13, 2009 - 0 comments

Dr. K heard wheezing in the bases of my lungs and prescribed an inhaler.  I chose to take Foradil because I have used it before and know that it works for me.  I can't use Xopenex because it leaves a nasty taste in my mouth and I want to gag.  I hope the wheezing goes away quickly.  I had to go get a chest X-ray to make sure that nothing was going on in there.  Guess I will know on Monday when I go in for  fluids.

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Blood Transfusion

Nov 07, 2009 - 0 comments

Received 2 units PRBCs today.  All vital signs taken during transfusion are as follows: 1156am -
HR 93 BP 110/57 T 98.1; 1210 - HR 97 BP 121/65 T 97.7; 1300-HR 98 BP 115/61 T 98.1; 1420 - HR 95 BP 104/59 T 97.1; 1440 HR 94 BP 109/49 T 98.3; 1515 - HR 90 BP 103/54 T 97.1; 1615 - HR 84 BP 108/57 T 97.9; 1720 - HR 90 BP 154/72 T 98.0; 1742 - HR 85 BP 109/59 T 98.0.
Blood Type: A+ no antibodies detected
Given 25mg Benadryl, 500mg Tylenol, & 25mg Lasix prior to start of transfusion.
NO adverse reactions noted during time at hospital.

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