Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Post-Infusion Monday Night
During most of the rest of Monday I felt ok with some slight nausea and some pain in my legs but overall well. However during the night around 1-2am I began to develop a fever and pain in my legs and parts of my hands(where the neuropathy is the worst) This progressed to the point of severe, severe pain in my legs, and ice packs used to keep the fever down. Amy and Dr. Burt came in during the morning to check on my progress, during this time I was told that they have seen this type of reaction in some of the patients. I was also told that the round of steroids and assorted drugs that I would be receiving that afternoon seems to always resolve the problem. However due to the intense leg pain and the inability to be mobile I was given a morphine pump until the nerve pain resided.They also did a couple of lab cultures to make sure an infection wasn't the cause of the fever. Once the pain was under control the fever begin to slowly decrease which also helped things. After the steroids and pain management I began to feel much better through the evening, this was a great relief to both my parents and my self seeing that the night before had been so rough.