Friday, May 18, 2007

A Trip to the Emergency Room

Karen's been feeling nauseous all week. In addition to chemo the doc's prescribed something called Kitrol(sp?) as well as something called Compozine(sp?).

Tonight, just as Sydney was going to bed Karen's tongue began to swell. I put Syd to bed despite her protests for mommy. 30 mins later Karen's tongue was uncontrollable and she was sounding a lot like a deaf person. Our oncologist had called us back. He suspected an allergic reaction to the nausea meds and sure enough he was right.

So we're sitting here in the emergency room whilst Karen gets an IV of Pepcid, Benadryl (sp?) and fluids. Her tongue is getting back to normal and hopefully she'll be home within a few hours.