Today is Christopher’s 46th birthday, and he is spending it in Cheltenham General Hospital’s Oncology ward. Not how we had envisaged spending it! The nurses are making a big fuss of him. They brought him a chocolate biscuit with candle on it and sang “Happy Birthday” to him. I’ve got his presents and cards waiting for him back home, and we’ll celebrate properly when he is discharged.
He had a bad night and had to take several does of morphine to deal with the pain. The doctors now consider that this is likely to be due to an infection in his bile duct so he is on antibiotics. That explains why he has been feeling so ghastly ever since he had the stent fitted. Because of the antibiotics and his still-dodgy liver-function, they can’t give him the full couse of three chemotherapy drugs that was planned. They are currently planning on giving him two drugs (the cisplatin and 5-FU, but not the epirubicin) and will keep him in hospital overnight. I hope to have him home tomorrow, provided that they can stabilise him.