May 24, 2013 - 7:16 am
Last night at 8 pm, out of the blue, Steve felt cold chills. Otherwise felt fine. No symptoms or signs of illness. Took his temp and he was running a low fever. (38 degrees Celsius). Went to bed with the fever, normal this am. He had his last Folfiri treatment May 1 so I am thinking perhaps his body is adjusting to being off the chemo. Also, he has been taking 1000 mg Cimetidine for 11 days. I am thinking this could be a side effect of this med. It is listed as one. (But not a common one). Of course my concern is that the cancer(liver) is becoming more active since the chemo has stopped. I have big concerns about him being off chemo while they figure out what to do. Very concerned about progression. Or maybe it was just a flukey thing. Wondering what you guys think could have caused the fever? Should we stop the cimetidine?