Discharge Instructions After Chemotherapy

 

 

  1. Please have a thermometer available and check your temperature if you feel feverish, hot, cold, sweaty or ill. A temperature of 100.4 or higher is an Please call immediately.
  2. Call immediately for any signs of infection–colds; burning urine; severe sore throat; cough; vaginal discharge or itching; redness, swelling, or tenderness, especially around a wound, sore.
  3. Call us immediately if any signs of bleeding or easy bruising.
  4. You may take Aspirin and Tylenol containing compounds occasionally but, make sure you don’t have a fever before taking. Check all new medications with physician before using.
  5. Avoid people with infections as much as possible, especially during the 10th to 17th day after your treatment.
  6. If there is a medical emergency, –go immediately to the nearest hospital emergency room and they will call the MD. Do not wait to call the doctor.
  7. Use the Bicarb mouthwash if mouth becomes sore or mouth ulcers develop. If not improved over 2-3 days with use of Bicarb mouthwash (refer to recipe) then call the clinic.
  8. It is very important to drink a minimum of 8-10, 8 oz. glasses of fluid every day.
  9. For constipation: use Lactulose (1-2 tablespoonfuls) at bedtime.
  10. Keep all lab and other appointment dates!!
  11. Pregnancy must be avoided.  Birth Control measures must be taken while on
  12. Follow neutropenic/thrombocytopenic precautions as instructed by the nurse.