Not For The Faint-Hearted
Gorman jumped on this maintenance phase and began his five days of chemo Monday night. It was awful. Even though he had taken Phenergan with the Temodar, he was throwing up much of the night. Then our oncologist, Mike Meshad called yesterday and had talked with Dr. Nabors at UAB. One of the requirements for a clinical trial they have in mind is that Gorman take 400 mg of Temodar for five days, not the 300 mg he began. Of course, our first thought was that if 300 mg made him sick as a dog, what would 400 mg do? But those of you who know Gorman know that he is strong and determined. Mike told us to double the dose of Phenergan and add a double dose of Zofran, another anti-nausea drug and most importantly, to take it an hour before the Temodar. Well that’s what he did and he had a great night’s sleep with no nausea. Hallelujah! This stuff is not for the faint-hearted nor the faint of stomach.