Mom hospitalized for shortness of breath and chest pain
My mom was just about to start her final week of radiation for pc Mets to ovary/bladder wall. She fainted at home. Is complaining of weakness, dizziness, loss of appetite, and crushing pain in left chest. Heart work up is normal. Bloodwork was relatively normal until this morning when WBC and RBC appeared quite low. Platelets are fine. No one at hospital seems to know what’s going on. Oncology put her on steroids for suspected pneumonitis perhaps caused by Gemzar, but she’s still feeling awful even after course of antibiotics. CT of lungs shows ground glass opacity and a new lung nodule coalescing with another. My mom does have a history of sarcoidosis, but naturally lung Mets can’t be ruled out. I’m terrified this is the beg of the end. Anyone out there with insight or similar situations?