Cycle 2 for mum
Hi everyone. My mum had her second intravenous chemo last Monday - her first one left her vomiting so they stopped it and admitted her. This time they reduced the dose by 20%, they managed to get the picc line in this time and everything was looking better and then about 20 minutes before the end she started throwing up again. Thankfully it wasn't as chronic as last time and this time they let her go home once they were satisfied she'd stopped (although she was so weak she then fell down the stairs but that's another story!) Now they're talking about maybe increasing the duration of her chemo from 3 hours to 4 or 6 so it isn't quite intense but we'll see the doctor to discuss this in a few weeks. She still feels sick and is really weak, so I just wondered if anyone has some advice on how to get her more energy. She's eating fine (although she can't taste it), she's struggling with drinking but I'm forcing her, and I know they say to get more energy you should do more, but obviously after a while she feels exhausted and has to lie down again. I just wondered if anyone has any ideas.