6th November 2010
Latest news on Dainere is that following an MRI it has been found she has stress fractures in her right foot, this means she has to stay off it for a least another two weeks and then it is a slow recovery. She is disappointed about this but said she had a feeling it would show that as it was so painful.
She was seen by the Renal Team who told us that the Chemotherapy Drug Cisplatin that has caused her hearing loss is also causing problems with the kidneys, hers are not functioning properly and they are leaking phosphate, hence the difficulty in maintaining her phosphate levels. We were also informed that her Caltrate should not be taken with food as combines and makes it less effective and harders also to absorb phosphate.
Her treatment with Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy will have an effect on her bones and it is something that can be controlled with medication, we are still waiting for any results on the bone density.
Much to her delight, her NG tube was removed late yesterday afternoon, she no longer requires night feeds with the ensure. In fact she has put on more weight than anticipated by the nutritional team. Hopefully she will now be moved up to Stage 3 and progress home very soon.
We wish to remind you all that today is the Train for the Brain Fun Run and Walk in Canberra, hopefully there will be a huge turnout to help raise awareness and funds for Brain Tumours.
Despite what she has endured her smile continues to radiate the ward.