• Is it common to be admitted for several days to the hospital for fevers and the cause of fever cannot be figured out?

    Asked by amandakrystyne on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

    Is it common to be admitted for several days to the hospital for fevers and the cause of fever cannot be figured out?

    My daughter was given a favorable prognosis having triple trisomy and no unfavorable genetic factors with ALL. We just finished induction and started phase II last Friday for our 2 year old daughter. She was admitted Monday for a fever. We are still in the hospital and no one is finding a cause of the fever. I am curious if others experienced this and whether it should be worrisome for her to have gotten sick so quickly after starting the second phase? I am worried she is reacting to chemo or has a virus she won't be able to fight off.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      During my treatment for Hodgkins Disease I wound up in the hospital twice for high fever, low white blood count. In my case I was told that it was just from my WBC being too low, and I was given antibiotics for a week. WBC came back up and I went home. Had a 105.9 fever once. They told me the fever or infection was just from natural things in my system that were causing me to have high fever from the low WBC.

      Her's may be different.

      Hope she gets better soon.

      over 3 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Yes. It's standard procedure if you are on chemo. They don't want to take any chances.

      over 3 years ago
    • LisaLathrop's Avatar

      I had the same thing happen during my 100 day stay after my bone marrow transplant. I was initially having fevers all day but after treatment with broad antibiotics, and not much growth from the blood samples....I continued to have fevers....but ONLY at night!! Everytime the tech's came into draw blood and do my vitals at 2:00am...I'd have a slight (but significant to the docs) fever. This went on for about a week....normal temps during the day, but BOOM at night it would be like 100*. My daughter and I had tickets to a broadway show in a few days and I literally begged to be released for it. After 2 days of contemplation and no signs of infection (perhaps that fever was caused by the room being so hot at night???) they finally let me go. All was good at home...although I certainly didn't wake up at 2am to take my temp! LOL

      over 3 years ago

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