I'm sorry they weren't able to remove the tumor. I hope he responds well to the chemo.
My mom has only ever complained about being tired after words. So that is better than being really sick. She also hates the steroids she has to take the night before, they make her stay up all night and very emotional.
Yeah - my dad handles the chemo ok - he only got sick once after his 2nd round. His biggest thing is being sooo forgetful and pretty out of it because of all the pain medications he's on. He's so loopy which is weird because he's always been sharp as a tack.
I pray for the best for both of our parents. ♥
My mom doesn't even take the pain pills.. she is too much of a light weight! If she realllllly needs one she will take a 1/4 of a pill and even that makes her loopy! She jokes that she can lick a pain pill and be loopy lol.
I talked to her after her appt yesterday and unfortunately the 1st round didn't work. It was just one of the drugs that she had before. As the dr. explained it, say you take an anitbiotic for something and it works, well the next time you take that anitbiotic it might not work even though it worked before.. if that makes sense?
So now they are doiing a different drug and she will go weekly for 3 weeks and then off a week and back on for 3 weeks. They are confident in this drug. (not sure the name my mom calls it "Jim Beam" because it sounds similar lol.) Also it wont make her lose her hair again which I think she is happy about because she just started growing it back.
Keeping your dad and your family in my prayers!