Feb 03, 2012 - 3:19 pm
I completed my third weekly Navelbine infusion for bone mets and 5 days later started getting a low grade fever. 7 days after the infusion my fever spiked at 102 with serious chills, mild cough, shortness of breath and wheezing. My folks took me to the ER and after 6 hours I was admitted for overnight observation. I thought it might be pneumonia but all scans and blood work thus far indicate I have no infection. I'm still in the hospital being treated with precautionary antibiotics and dilaudid. My onc thinks it may simply be a chemo reaction. Has anyone else experienced this "chemo fever"? Is this something I just have to expect and deal with during my future Navelbine treatments.
Regards to all you warriors.