Topic: Update on Dad
an update on my dad. He has finsihed the first two doses (Day 1 - Gem/Cis/panitumumab and Day 8 Gem/Cis). He was doing ok till yesterday when he spiked a fever (38 C). Naturally as instructed we went to the hospital - the septic work up was ok and importantly his neutrophils were ok so they said he could go home)
He is taking paracetamol however still has a fever. Otherwise he feels well. He has a very impressive panitumumab rash with pustles (his is on preventative antibiotics for this as part of the trial). Doctor thought there was no obvious sign of infection and maybe fever is due to the Gemcitabine.
He had his last Gem dose 5 days ago. I am hoping that is all it is and that it is not the rash and that this doesnt mean they will pause chemo.
Anyone have any experience with a Gem fever?
He is having his CA 19-9 next week and CT on 23 May. I am praying for a some good news.....