Well that was fun...DH was complaining about shortness of breath Sunday evening. He also seemed warm. Temp showed 101.3 at 8:45 p.m. Up to 101.7 at 9:15...call dr. He says get to the emergency room and prepare to stay overnight. He called ahead and they saw us almost immediately. Temp over 102. Blood work, EKG, flu swab, chest xray...4 hours later and they don't have a cause. Gave him Tylenol and an antibiotic prescription and sent us home! I guess they never find the reason for the fever in some of these cases. Temp has never gone above 100 since. Given the sepsis and collapsed lungs during surgery in 2016, I am trying to be very mindful of anything "off."
Good news is all blood counts are much better than 10 days ago so oncologist wants to do treatment Thursday. It's been 4 weeks since the last one, it was 7 weeks before that because of high bilirubin. I don't like to think what's growing in between these sporadic infusions.
Thanks for listening,
Caregiver to DH, dx age 50, mets to liver/lungs, MSS, quad wild
10/16: descending hemicolectomy w/perm. colostomy, CEA 114
11/16: port in, FOLFOX + Avastin; CEA down to 11 by 4/17
6/17: CEA 15, OX discontinued for now due to neuropathy
11/17: CEA 38, changed to CAPOX+A; CEA down to 29 in 12/17
1/18: scan stable, CAPOX caused bilirubin of 4.5/bad hfs, back to FOLFOX+A
5/18: scan shows growth of liver tumors/lung nodes; 6.4 bilirubin too high for irinitican, started Vectibex