Re: Mom had tt friday morning - at home fever
In my case, I didn't get a fever, but the area on my neck was burning red hot. When I went for my 1 week follow up, I got antibiotic, and all was fine. It was a minor infection.
Sepsis isn't the only infection, you can get a skin infection, or a staph infection, or many types after surgery. Did they send her home with antibiotic?
If her fever is up high above 101 again (I think the 100 range is low grade, and expected, but over 101 is a fever), I would call and say I'd like to bring her in just to follow up and make sure all is good, and if after another call, the doctor really doesn't want to see her at all, I would just forget about him and go to the emergency room to make sure everything is okay. I find it strange that the surgeon didn't tell her to just come in for peace of mind, for him and her. I don't think fever is normal after surgery in general, I think it's a flag to make sure there's no infection.
Also, make sure she's not dehydrated and is drinking a lot in this weather.
Last edited by Reece; 07-25-2010 at 07:43 AM.