Cancer Life, Side Effects

Side effects from chemo, that Hannah had to endure. Part 4

Loss of appetite and stomach problems A couple of weeks into Hannah’s treatment, she had been getting fussy with feeds from her bottles, until she wouldn’t drink anything, it was the same with her food too. No matter what we tried, she refused. We had to start putting her formula down her NG tube. This… Continue reading Side effects from chemo, that Hannah had to endure. Part 4

Cancer Life, Side Effects

Side effects from chemo, that Hannah had to endure. Part 3

Low blood counts Blood transfusions were needed often, both red blood cells and platelets. We began to recognise when she’d need one, if she became pale we knew that a red blood transfusion would be likely and if she had random bruises appear, then she’d need a platelet transfusion. Hannah’s had 15 blood transfusions during… Continue reading Side effects from chemo, that Hannah had to endure. Part 3

Cancer Life, Side Effects

Side effects from chemo, that Hannah had to endure. Part 2

Rashes She’s had various rashes over the course of her treatment. One was an allergic reaction, she came out in a full body rash (a nurse said she looked like a red lobster), called the Red Man Syndrome, due to the antibiotic vancomycin, she will now always need a pretreatment when receiving this antibiotic.  She… Continue reading Side effects from chemo, that Hannah had to endure. Part 2

Cancer Life, Side Effects

Side effects from chemo, that Hannah had to endure. Part 1

There are a multitude of side effects to deal with during chemo. Over the next few weeks, I’ll show you some of what Hannah has had to cope with. Hair Loss We expected the hair loss, she lasted almost 3 weeks of chemo with her mousy brown hair, before she started shedding. It was just… Continue reading Side effects from chemo, that Hannah had to endure. Part 1