Topic: Weight Loss/Appetite & Fever
Hi all, a few quick questions...requesting feedback if possible. My mom continues to fight hard and battle but I feel she is losing steam. Collectively we are all continuing to seek options and do our best to keep her upbeat and enjoying each day. Two things...
She seems to routinely get a very low-grade fever in the evenings 99-100. Is anyone else having these same symptom? Any thoughts on why? We aren't overly concerned because it does not spike and it isn't present through the night, mornings or mid-day for that matter. We she has had serious infections - it has been a totally different story - high spike, feeling crummy, etc.
Our other question/concern is her appetite and her extreme weight loss. Since her diagnosis - she was gone from an extremely fit, strong 120lbs to a feeble, fragile, weak 90lbs (on a good day). She is eating but her appetite is weak, she sometimes vomits (not sure if that is due to pain meds or residual chemo in body or what?) and food just generally does not sound good. Her taste for everything has really drastically changed. She has a pretty good protein shake that she tries to do 1-2x a day but she is barely maintaining at 90lbs.
Suggestions? What is contributing to her constant weight loss?
Thanks so much in advance for all of your feedback. I am so grateful for this community and the support we provide each other.