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If vomiting, diarrhea or fever lasts for more than 24 hours.
If urine is either very dark in color and of small amounts, or if there is no urine for 12 hours.
If dizzy or faint when standing up.
If there is confusion, delirium or hallucinations.
If the fever won’t come down, and stays over 101.
Sleep Problems: A change in the usual sleeping habits; trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep.
What to Do:
Allow the person to sleep as much as they feel like, but when awake, encourage exercise at least once daily.
Drink warm, non-caffeine drinks before sleep; avoid caffeine (coffee, cola, tea, chocolate) late in the day.
Make sure that the environment is quiet for sleep.
Take sleeping medications as directed at a regular time each night.
Have someone rub the person’s back or feet.
Make sure bedding is clean and wrinkle-free.
Encourage a light meal before bedtime.
Have them take a warm bath at bedtime.
Call the Doctor:
If pain is keeping the person awake.
If the person feels confused at night
If the person cannot sleep at all during the night.
Seizures: Uncontrolled movement of muscles, also known as “convulsions” or “fits.” Caused by abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. They usually last less than five minutes and are followed by a period of unconsciousness or confusion.
If you notice blood on toilet paper two or more times.
If you notice blood streaks in stool.
If you notice bright red blood from the rectum.
If you notice dark red or black, tarry stools.
Constipation: Infrequent or difficult passage of feces or stool. This can cause pain/discomfort. Can be caused by Temodar, lack of activity, poor food and fluid intake, general weakness, pain medications, muscle relaxants and voluntary holding of feces.