Along with decreased urine output last night, I felt bloated and swollen in my gut. As I walked in to my 9 AM appointment at St. Luke's Hospital MSTI, my heart was pounding and I was a tad out of breath which didn't seem to get better as I waited for the invitation to go back to the Infusion Area.
Once back in the Infusion Area, they weighed me and I had gained 4 pounds in 24 hours, my pulse was a sustained 90 something and although I had no swelling in my feet, my face and gut were swollen. RN Letia spoke with Dr. Padavanija and they decided it would be best if I took 20 mg of Lasix (diuretic). She wrote me a prescription for Lasix and cautioned me to take it only sparingly since my kidney function is not totally normal.
They were able to order a LDH on the blood that they drew from me yesterday. Good news, the LDH for 13 Nov 2012 is down to 615 (norms 313-618). It was 639 last week, down from a HIGH of 1,046 the week before.
RN Letia was able to use my IV that was placed yesterday by RN Vicki. I received fluids, followed by the Carfilzomid (Kyprolis) at 20 mg / metered squared dosage, followed by more fluids (a total of 1,000 ml of fluids plus the fluids the medications were in). I took 4 mg of Dex by mouth.
I was able to leave by 11:30 AM. Went to Walmart to pick up my Lasix prescription and headed out of Twin Falls, Idaho for home in Mackay, Idaho at noon.