My Mom has had two Y-90 treatments...the last being 9/17/2012. My Mom had a fever on the day of the treatment and slightly elevated WBC but the IR doctor decided to go ahead and proceed. He did prescribe her Cipro to take for about a week. My Mom has been having on (about 38.5C max) and off fevers/chills and she's been needing to take Motrin at least once or twice daily. My Mom says she doesn't feel any pain (takes Oxycontin 30 mgs. daily) nor unusual weakness. I notified the IR nurse and MD and said it wasn't really concerning as far as post Y-90 treatment is concerned.
Is this what they call tumor fever? Is it safe for her to take Motrin that long?
She'll be seeing her Oncologist on Oct. 10th...maybe another chemo regimen for her post Y-90 treatment.
Thanks in advance. God bless.