Thanks Greg for your suggestion. I told my Dad not to drink anything from 12:00am on. He had his 2nd treatment on Wednesday and was able to hold it in for 2 hrs! The doctor never told him something as simple as that.... The nurse who administed the BCG told him that she did not want to leave the catheter in because is wasn't good to do that. The doctor says one thing and the nurse does something else. Go figure.... Anyway, he was able to hold it in. Thank you soooo much and thank you Wendy too for your suggestions.
Only the person taking the BCG can tell how it affects them, I had fever, headaches, sick to my stomach for almost three days which was too much. Since I had already been into the treatment plan by 6 treatments the doctor cut to 1/2 dose and felt it would be just as effective.
you never cease to amaze me -- you are right on with what I been told by my doctor
about BCG treatments -- if too harse the 1/2 dose is just as good and 1 hour is good.
Thank you again Wendy your comments and others are very supportive
Thanks for the information. I will pass it along to my father. He goes for his next BCG treatment on Wednesday, Nov. 23rd. Hopefully, this treatment will go better than the first time around. Will keep you posted.
There is some room for leeway with BCG but a half hour might be a bit short. Some doctors say an hour is enough. Some use a reduced dose and they say that does just as well as a regular dose, so...who can really say. But there's room to adjust things so your father can stand it.
If your father finds that BCG is not for him, there's a new treatment in phase III clinical trials for those who can't take BCG, check this out: blcwebcafe.org/urocidin.asp
Keep us posted and all the best to your father and you.