Hello all. Dad is back in the hospital...just 2 weeks after being in for pneumonia. He first got pneumonia days after completing his cisplatin/etoposide and radiation treatment. It was no surprise as we knew his counts were low.
However, this newest hospital stay wasn't expected. He has been feeling a lot better and getting strength back daily. He was even back to work full time. He began to see streaks of blood as he coughed a few days ago and today he coughed up a teaspoon of blood. His doctor said he needed to go to the ER. After a cat scan, they said it looks like pneumonia again. However, he has no fever and feels just fine. Could the blood be from the pneumonia? Could it be from something else? I should mention that he is on plavix. Could that cause him to cough up blood as he heals from the radiation? Since this afternoon, he has not continued to cough up any blood.
I seek answers from all of you, as we will not know for sure for a few days. They are waiting on results to be certain whether it is pneumonia or not.
Thanks for your inspiration and continued hope!