Topic: Fever and low blood pressure
At my husband's chemo visit Friday, we learned he had a very low grade fever and somewhat low blood pressure but the doctor didn't seem too concerned. He was fine until last night when his fever was much worse. When he had his pump disconnected today, his temperature was 101 and his blood pressure was 85/57. After discussion with the doctor on call, the nurse sent him to the ER. After numerous tests (even one for lactic acid), they could find no source of the fever or reason for the low blood pressure so they gave him some fluids and sent him home. He seems to be feeling pretty well now and I plan to monitor his temparture and blood pressure carefully. Does anyone have any thoughts on what might have caused this? He is currently on FOLFORI. By the way, today is our 28th anniversary and we had planned to go out to dinner tonight to celebrate. However, we have certainly learned to be flexible and will celebrate next weekend instead.