Worried that surgery won’t happen

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    Hi Lauren,

    I’m sorry I don’t know much about fevers other than with chemo, so I’m not much help. I sure hope things get straightened out so that you can post in the good news section about your Mom’s successful surgery! All the best to both of you. Fingers are crossed and prayers are abundant.

    Love and hugs,


    Lainy – I HATE rollercoasters! But, yes, it is amazing how one minute things are great and bam, thing change. I just try not to think too far in advance and stay in the present.

    Thanks Randi. I appreciate the vote of confidence.


    Oh Lauren you are so good at taking care of your Mom! Sounds like you are doing the right things and like Lainy said, I would definitely put in a call to Dr. Kato.

    Once they get this under control I hope you will put this roller coaster right back on track toward surgery!

    Take care,


    Lauren, this sounds so much like the blood infections Teddy used to get. Chills, fever and ER. You did it all just right! They would do a blood culture that took a few days for results but in the meantime the sure cure for him was Levaquin which they started in an IV right away. I would def put in a call to Dr. Kato! Best wishes, you are almost there! What a roller coaster, yes?


    Mom was doing so well and we scheduled a liver resection with Dr. Kato on March 5. She arrived on Wednesday to stay with me before the surgery. On Thursday night she started having abdominal pain and around 11pm, she started to shiver. I took her temperature and told her we are going to the ER with a 101 fever. She was admitted with higher liver enzymes and we told them the last time this happened, Cipro worked well. These docs are concerned for a blood infection so she is on a broader spectrum IV anti-biotic and she was doing well all day yesterday.

    Her fever returned at midnight, but went back to normal this morning. I am so afraid she won’t be well enough to leave the local hospital and get up to NYC. I am thinking of having her transferred to either where Dr.Kato is or at least to Fox CHase where she was treated for chemo since they deal with this more often.

    I am so worried this will cancel her surgery and it will never happen.

    I am not sure what to do. I was so looking forward to telling this board about the surgery especially since I would have never found Dr. Kato’s name if it wasn’t for this site.


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