Monday, May 11, 2009

More alert now

In spite of all the complications and side effects, mom is actually more alert these days. She's talking more although her words are often unclear. At least her voice is loud and strong.

Here's a list what she's having :
Urinary tract infection
Skin - dermatitis
High blood sugar (she's on insulin)
Constipation / diarrhoea

She's on so many kinds of antibiotic, anti-viral, anti-fungal that I can't even remember them all. The good news is that her kidneys are improving, she has no new fractures, and when we ask, she says no pain.

Dr. Puru has reduced the dose of the miracle drug Lenalidomide to 5mg every alternate day. Hopefully this speeds up mom's ability to recover from all the side effects. Then we'll up it back to 5mg per day. Dr. Puru is also suggesting that momgets the IVIG (intravenous immunoglobulin) once in 3 weeks instead of monthly.

Well, just treasure every moment with mom and try to ease her pain and discomfort day by day.

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