Sister reported that he has been experiencing chest pains and they are treating this as a heart problem. Today this has been particularly troublesome and Colin has been in quite a lot of pain. Initially I was told he had had a heart attack and they are treating with Heparin, but later today the cardiology doctor confirmed their thinking is that the pain is due to inflammation around the heart, brought on by the chemo, and/or inflammation of the stomach/oesophagus. He is due an ultrasound of the heart sometime tomorrow. He cannot have an Angiogram as his blood count is too low. In the meantime, because Colin is still anaemic, he is due another blood transfusion and one of platelets which they were preparing this evening before I left.
The Creatinine levels are still high but are decreasing. Colin still has double vision and speech was almost incomprehensible yesterday with a little improvement today. His coordination is still not good, but he seemed better walking aided with the frame today than he has been for some days. The swollen feet and ankles are almost back to normal and the rash is disappearing. So if they could sort out the chest pain he might feel a little better than he has for some days as he doesn't seem to be quite so lethargic and as weak as he has been.