Friday, December 5, 2014
Today was a 5 hour visit at the oncologist. Started with blood draw. Then a visit with the oncologist. Oncologist was concerned about Roger in a wheelchair and a fatigue level of 10 (1-10 with 10 being the most fatigued). So the oncologist ordered a CT scan immediately, which required another blood draw and then an IV insertion. That's 3 holes in Roger, not a happy pin cushion. Fortunately only required 4 pokes for all 3. Nothing particularly different on scan, so oncologist is referring Roger to a pulmonologist. Roger's breathing continues to worsen, now on oxygen 24/7, is getting breathless just moving from one room to another.