Brett had a pulmonary function test after #7 and it was determined that his lungs still look great and there is no toxicity caused from the Bleomycin! Good news! He also had a chest x-ray and that looks good also. So the treatment continues as normal!
Bleomycin can cause irreversible lung toxicity and cause shortness-of-breath and other breathing problems. Brett was coughing and giving them concern - so they suspended the Bleomycin for one treatment, but he's back on it since all tests are normal.
We did notice that Brett was having a harder time coming back from chemo.. and it turns out it's more because of dehydration. So after the last 2 chemo treatments, we returned on the Friday so he could get IV fluids. It seems to help a lot! It's another trip to the hospital but so worth it.
Chemo #8: When counting treatments - the "chemo world" call them cycles. And Brett has 2 treatments per cycle. So, for instance, what we would call treatment #8 is actually Cycle 4, Day 1. Well, with all the numbers - it's easy to lose count of where we're at! So I had Brett put up the fingers for the number of treatment - we thought #7. It was actually #8 when I thought about it! So here are the funny #7 pictures which are actually chemo #8!