elnodel Posted July 24, 2006 Share Posted July 24, 2006 Len has been "ailing" for the past few weeks with little to explain any of it. He "collapsed" at a picnic on 2 July after a mini bout the day before with diarhhea -- went wobbly and couldn't get back on his feet. I took him to the local clinic where he had the requisite blood tests and examinations, then put on intravenous fluids -- diagnosis: dehydratration after diarhhea and the heat of the day, etc.,etc. The following week he was still feeling sort of lousy and we had to go see our gp anyway to let her know about this. At that visit, we discovered that he was running a low grade temp. She sent him for more blood tests, thought maybe Lyme disease or a similar tick/paraside borne illness. The tests (except for one which is still to return) all proved negative. But right after that doctor visit, he began regular bouts of fever/chills/fever/chills. The fevers weren't bad -- 99 to 100.5 or so, but enough to make him feel wretched. Wakes up two or three times a night, drenched; then starts shivering like mad. So we went back to the doctor who decided maybe it was ehrlichiosis (the one test that hadn't come back) and started him on an antibiotic. Three days later, Friday night, after the doctor's office had closed for the weekend, of course, his temperature went up to 102.8. I called the doctor and got the covering physician who switched antibiotics and said if it got worse over the weekend to call in and go for a lung xray to rule out pneumonia (although his lungs SOUND clear and his blood count is good). It didn't get worse but it didn't get better either. So today, back to the doctor, and then off to the clinic for xray; also being sent for CT scan of abdominal region to rule our abscess/tumour; AND echocardiogram to rule out heart infections. We'll know tomorrow about the chest xray and eventually, when we get scheduled for the others, about the other possibilities. But it's so strange. He really is asymptomatic, except for chills and fever and feeling punk because of it. ANyone else have anything like this???? Ellen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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