Post Number: 1
|Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 03:52 pm: ||
My husband has cirrhosis and we hope to get on the transplant list soon. He has a low grade fever every night 99.3-100.5 .His doctor was concerned at one point then all of a sudden said since he was on Norfloxicin maybe that would help.He was hospitalized for 17 days for this off and on in sept. and oct. and they couldn't find anything so it looks like they just quit trying. Has anyone else had this problem if so what caused it? She said to give him one tylenol 500mg. for it but isn't this bad for him?
Post Number: 304
|Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 08:40 pm: ||
Before my transplant, my fever went up almost every night to about 101. I was put on oral Moxyfloxicin or Cipro along with Flagyl. When hospitalized I was on vancomycin and levaquin IV. Mine was due to cholangitis (bile duct infection).
I was allowed a 500 mg tylenol once or twice per day. It is not good for the liver, but in small doses, my transplant doctors felt it was OK.
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 09:03 pm: ||
Thank you so much for this information.I will be contacting his doctor tomorrow with this information. He was given vancomycin iv in the hospital but he still gets the fever daily. Again thank you so much.
Post Number: 15
|Posted on Monday, October 31, 2011 - 06:59 pm: ||
I just got home from the local hospital today. I had a temp of 101 on Friday nite. Thought it might be another UTI since I am prone to them and once developed urosepsis. Turns out it was not a blood or urine infection. They gave me zosyn intravenously for the past two days.
Mine was complicated by my blood work. Low WBC, Low RBC, low otassium and magnesium, low Hemoglobin, and the lowest platelet count I have ever had. (25,000).
I have a call into my transplant center to discuss what might be going on. I was at the same local hospital's ER 10 days ago and was sent home since my WBC was so low. This time they gave me a shot of NeuPogen.
Giant Cell Hepatitis, unknown cause
Cirrhosis and ESLD
Post Number: 212
|Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2011 - 04:18 pm: ||
There are many reasons for fever, but none are good when it comes to transplant patients. I had a fever of 99.6 in September, just hours before I was to leave for a wedding a Buffalo. I contacted the doctors, was called in to ER, and was hospitalized for 3 days with a bladder infection and pneumonia.
Immune suppressed people really do not get fevers unless there is something really wrong with them. So, even a low grade fever should be a warning to someone to go to the hospital
Liver Transplant 04/18/2009
University of Colorado Hospital
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