Showing posts with label Chemotherapy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chemotherapy. Show all posts

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Gary Carter rushed to the hospital with blood clots in leg and chest

According to ESPN,  Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter was taken to the emergency room Tuesday after experiencing chest pain and shortness of breath, his daughter, Kimmy Bloemers, wrote on a private family website.

Carter underwent several tests, which revealed he had blood clotting in his chest and his right leg. A CT scan revealed no brain bleeding, however, according to the site.

The longtime New York Mets and Montreal Expos catcher has been undergoing treatment for malignant brain tumors since early June.

Carter will have to inject two needles into his stomach every day until further notice, according to Bloemers. The injections contain blood thinners, which will help treat the clots.

Carter, who was released from the hospital Wednesday after a 24-hour stay, will be re-evaluated by doctors Friday. He has been told to rest until then.

"These blood clots are very controllable and this new medication should help dissolve the problems," Bloemers wrote on the website,  "Dad is very lucky it was caught so early."

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Gary Carter ready to proceed with new stronger chemo treatment

Gary Carter, whose more intense round of chemotherapy had been delayed by a low white-blood-cell count, is now ready to proceed with that treatment to combat malignant brain tumors.

His daughter Kimmy Bloemers writes:

"Dad went to the doctor yesterday and received news that his white blood count was high enough to start the new stronger chemo! The blood count is still a little low; however, he got the green light to take his first pill last night. He took an anti-nausea pill at 10 p.m. and took his chemo at 10:30 p.m. and then fell right to sleep. We are so happy to report that dad is not sick and he had a good day today. There was some anxiety yesterday not knowing if this 5-day treatment would have terrible reactions. Aside from being tired, dad has no other side effects!!!"

Bloemers adds: "Dad will take his second chemo pill tonight and will take his last chemo pill Friday night. This will happen every month for one year. Five pills for one month, Avastin every two weeks and steroids everyday. ... Dad is very strong, determined and focused for our family, his fans, friends and his baseball players. I am so proud of him. He has endured a lot these last three months and without a doubt, the best is yet to come. The more we pray, the more this miracle will happen!"

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